Pierrot A French Mime Character Depicted in Art

Pierrot A French Mime Character Depicted in Art

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Pierrot is naive and trusting, somewhat moonstruck in his own little world. He has been depicted on stage and in many paintings over the years. He was a stock character of pantomime and Commedia Del'Arte whose origin dates back to the 17th century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris. Pierrot Absinthe Poster Print

 

Pierrot is a mime character, a French version of the Italian Pedrolino. A sad clown, hopefully in love with Columbine, who breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin. He is usually depicted wearing a loose, white tunic with an oversize collar and long sleeves. His face was often painted white and he often wore a head cap. There are many posters and even paintings of this very interesting character. 

 

 

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