Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.
Satire is nowadays found in many artistic forms of expression, including internet memes, literature, plays, commentary, television shows, and media such as lyrics.
Satire and irony in some cases have been regarded as the most effective source to understand a society, the oldest form of social study. They provide the keenest insights into a group’s collective psyche, reveal its deepest values and tastes, and the society’s structures of power. Some authors have regarded satire as superior to non-comic and non-artistic disciplines like history or anthropology.
Like in literature, visual art entity have own expression to show and describe satire Asaf Hanuka is a talented Tel Aviv-based artist who became well known on the internet due to his often satirical auto-biographical webcomics.
The artist creates illustrations about his life in Israel, parenting and modern society, adding a humorous and sometimes even a surreal twist to the captured moment. His art is colorful and engaging and the themes are thought-provoking.
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