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Caricature From a Master

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Caricature From a Master

Many consider Leonardo da Vinci the inventor of the caricature.

Art historian Werner Hofmann wrote that the master artist’s caricatures were “an extrapolation of realism taken to its logical extreme.”

This cartoon is called “Five Grotesques,” from 1490.