November 17, 2017 - February 28, 2018.
Author: Deborah Pustišek Antić
Venue: Rijeka Museum, Museum Square 1/1
The exhibition presents a selection of cartoons and illustrations on the political situation in Rijeka in the first half of the 20th century with a focus on the period around the Second World War. Caricature is not a funny drawing as it often does. Indeed, it is based on the mood that derives from exaggerating the representation of physiognomy in the broader sense, however, with the clear purpose of conveying some criticism. After graduating from the beginning of the 20th century to avant-garde artists, the caricature linked high and popular art and humor became an integral part of the works of some contemporary authors. This fact seems to have influenced the gradual decline in caricature interest as a separate genre.