clown museum

here we see picasso’s representation of a traditional european jester, created at the beginning of the 20th century. of course, some aspects of courtly performance are still present in some breeds of clown, especially in the european lines that still prefer smaller, spontaneous, yet public performances (think the miming group of show clowns and other street performers - these make extraordinarily poor family pets, and tend to run feral. they are closely related to the stationery costumed street performers who have more of a presence in the US).

in any case, traditional jester lines were near-extinct by the time this sculpture was created, and the model or inspiration for this sculpture may not have been a true jester at all - note the enormous flowery petals, which more closely resemble a clown’s goofy hat than the pendulous cap of a true jester.

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