Satire, Like Most Art, Is In the Eye of the Beholder- Kathy Gill
Satire is a very powerful means to comment upon the socio – economic conditions present in the Economy of one’s country . People have subverted their grudges against the society through the means of humour to thus bring on an enduring change for the benefit of a Country .Thus to comment on the fault, corruption, crime, morality in the socio-political scenario prevailing then. As under the cover of humour the sting of the satire gets buried but at the same time hits right into the face of the satirised. Satire has always been a product of suppression a vent through which a common man can speak of the vices and virtues and not in a very humorous context. William Hogarth Generally drawn out in performing art, written words and graphic (illustrations).A visual has a more powerful impact as compared to any other form of art ,as it speaks a million words through just one form. Parody in art has been a way to point on the vices of another work of art to ridicule it. Art practitioners have found irony a method to bring about a change or prevent a change from happening.
In a more contemporary aspect artists have a made statements about this in their works of How shallow people have become, the immensity of globalisation, cosmetic products, the caste system ,child labour, film stars, inequality ,bureaucrats ,corruption, dowry , business executives and migration. -Akanksha Khanna