Saturday, August 15, 2009

behind the smile

Pierrot is a stock character of mime and Commedia dell'Arte, a French variant of the Italian Pedrolino. His character is that of the sad clown, pining for love of Columbine, who inevitably breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin.

painting 'pierrot' seems to appeal to many great artists. from top: picasso/watteau/manet

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