{epub pdf} The Great Parade: Portrait of the Artist as ClownAuthor Jean Clair – Stg2bio.co

A beautiful book that showcases how circus figures and artifacts have been portrayed in art over the past two centuries The circus is a dazzling world filled with acrobats and harlequins, tumblers and riders, monsters and celestial creatures Now this engaging book sets that world in a new light, examining how painters, sculptors, and photographers from the eighteenth century to the present have used the circus as a springboard for their imaginative expression and have envisioned the clown as a metaphor for the modern artist The book presents thanworks by such artists as Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, Rouault, Picasso, Chagall, and Leger Some of these are masterful works shown for the first time these range from themeter stage curtain Picasso designed infor Erik Satie s ballet Parade to intimate works such as Nadar and Tournachon s photographs of Pierrot as played by celebrated mime Charles Debureau