A caricature is an exaggerated depiction or account of either a person or thing. Sometimes referred to as a satire or parody, the most common form of caricatures is as an image. They can either be flattering or offensive depending on whatever the situation is, but the most important constituent is embellishment.
Caricatures are widely known for their entertainment purposes, openly poking fun at political and public features. Outside of this, vendors compile quick caricature drawings either on the street or at events like fairs or carnivals. A lot of famous drawings are put on display in museums all over the world. They can be considered great pieces of history, dating all the way back to Leonardo da Vinci, if not before.
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