“The Art of Exaggeration”

Caricature, satire and grotesque distortions mark the works seen in "The Art of Exaggeration," now on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Drawn mostly from the collections of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and the MFAH, these socially and politically conscious works range from the ridiculous to the sublime. Artists represented include Francisco de Goya, who contributes Hasta la Muerte, a 1799 drawing of an elderly woman primping in a mirror as a group of young people look on and snicker. Also seen is Jusepe de Ribera's Large Grotesque Head, a 1622 etching showing - you guessed it - a man's distorted head. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through September 23. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org. Free to $10.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 1. Continues through Sept. 23, 2012

 
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