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When Hate Consumes the Brain

The great satirists — Goya, Daumier, Guston — understood that caricature is a complicated mix of anger, humor, and empathy.

Munro Galloway, “Hate Brain” (2017), pen and gouache on paper. 9 x 12 inches (courtesy of the artist)

We see a figure with an oversized brain-head, a power suit, and orange hair or flames erupting from the head. Or it could be a pumpkin and a horseman in the night. An orange smear that consumes the brain — a feeling we have all had at some point. The great satirists — Goya, Daumier, Guston — understood that caricature is a complicated mix of anger, humor, and empathy.

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