Saturday, April 07, 2007

some serious clowns...






the melancholy looks on the faces in this RPPC remind me a little of the sad clowns in some of picasso's early works...there's a lot of pathos here, and not much jolly in these faces.

a quote from the web: "Picasso identified most closely with the clowns, those performers who masked their true selves with costumes and makeup. In fact, Picasso portrayed himself as the harlequin in a diamond-patterned costume in Family of Saltimbanques. The jester and the acrobats are lost in their own thoughts and glance toward the woman, who sits alone, while the harlequin reaches out to the child behind his back. In his deft representations of the various figures, Picasso manages to portray not only the lifestyle of the real saltimbanques but also the apparent melancholy mood of his friends and the collective alienation of this group."

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Anonymous Jane said...

Wow.. thats the stuff of nightmares!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Jane said...

What do the numbers refer to? Are they named?

3:20 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

yeah, on the back of the card is a list of names and numbers... unfortunately the writing is impossible to decipher!

10:30 PM  

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