Caricature: George Santayana

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All caricature need not be unkind; it may be tender, or even sublime. The distortion, the single emphasis, the extreme simplification  may reveal a soul which rhetoric and self-love had hidden in a false personality. The absurd is the naked truth, the pathetic appeal of sheer fact, attempting to come into existence, like a feather-less chick peeping out of its eggshell.

George Santayana

Obiter Scripta
The image, a caricature of Charlie Chaplin, comes via Wikimedia.
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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One Response to Caricature: George Santayana

  1. Nice way to look at these.

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