Modern Clown, by Sarah Jennings
Oil on cotton paper, 12"x16", 2021
Painting Series: CLOWN CHIC
On the first Sunday of February, clowns from all over the world gather at the Holy Trinity Church in East London to pay homage to Joseph Grimaldi (1778 -1837), an English actor, comedian, and dancer who is considered the creator of the modern clown.
Clowns have little to celebrate in the current state of affairs, though. Ever since the fairly recent creation of the evil clown archetype, fear of clowns has replaced their historical role in becoming tragic-comedic mirrors of our collective subconscious.
In this webinar, we sidestepped the identity politics in which the art of clowning has been dragged into and focused on the contributions to contemporary art.
We created portraits inspired by contemporary fashion editorials that have incorporated clown aesthetic elements into their expression.
- Signed by artist
- This painting is in Los Angeles.
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