Draw your own caricature

Caricature changes or replaces a person’s features and often references current or recent events to make a point.

Handel himself was subject to such caricature created by the artist Joseph Goupy.

Below is the artwork created by Goupy which mocked Handel:

The task is to write about:

  • What can be seen in the print?
  • What message is the artist trying to translate? Why?

Follow this link to find out exactly what is going on in this picture.

Once you’ve discussed what can be seen in this print, have a go at making your own caricature about someone you know or a famous person. Send your creations to us on twitter @handelhendrix.