The Rationale of Deformation

Arnheim, Rudolf
December 1983
Art Journal;Dec83, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p319
Academic Journal
Discusses the perceptual dynamics of pictorial deviations from the norm and the specific kinds of deviations that characterize caricature. Role of satire and humor in the history of art; Assumption that the essential property of artistic representation is its reliance on perceptual dynamics; Ways of dealing with the morphology of deviation; Criteria that distinguish caricature from art.


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