Combination of hyperbole as well as usage of satirical art in political cartoons

  • Posted on: 28 March 2017
  • By: Rebeca

An editorial cartoon is a sort of political cartoons which includes commentary which helps in the expression of the opinion of the artists. An artist is a person who writes as well as draws various kinds of images which are popularly known as an editorial cartoonist.


Combination of satire as well as hyperbole in political cartoons
This kind of cartoon is a combination of satire as well as hyperbole for questioning the authority as well as drawing attention towards corruption. It further helps in drawing attention towards any kind of social evil as well as political violence.
Invention of satire in political cartoons
A fact which has led to the invention of this kind of art is the satire of William Hogarth. The pictures mainly consisted of various kinds of artistic scenes as well as various kinds of criticism which evolved in the time of British political systems.
Satirical art in the editorial cartoons
One of the early satirical art is the Emblematical Print on the South Sea Scheme which mainly deals with the market crash which took place in the year 1720. In this crash, many English people had lost a great deal of money. The art has a very moralizing element in political cartoons which helps in the depiction of the life of Tom Rakewell.
Various kinds of editorial cartoons
Other kinds of political cartoons include George Townshend. The art of political profession mainly developed in the year 18th century. Thomas Rowlandson and James Gillray are very good artists who helped in giving a direction to French Revolution.
Gillray helped in the exploration of the medium of caricature as well as lampooning. He has been named as the father of political cartoon. His works were many used in the depiction of ambitions of Revolutionary France in political cartoons.