Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #106 "Albert Fratellini"

Clown #106 " Albert Fratellini" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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€30
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ACEO Clown #106 is a homage to "Albert Fratellini" (1886 - 1961), the youngest brother of famous french clown trio "Fratellini Brothers".   

He was born in Moscow, Russia to the Fratellini circus family. He and his brothers, Paul and Francois mastered clowning in Russia under one of the Durov brothers. They performed at the Cirque Medrano where many classic routines were developed. 

He is most likely responsible for the American Auguste as we know it today. His make-up style influenced many well known augustes, most prominently, Lou Jacobs.  He single-highhandedly redefined the role of the auguste, and introduced the use of the red nose that is now associated with clowning. His actions were outlandish and crazy. The Fratellinis were honored by the President of France while at the Cirque Medrano, and Albert was one of the country’s best known clowns in history.
Fratellini Brothers

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Monday, April 29, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #105 "Francois Fratellini"

Clown #105 "Francois Fratellini" acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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ACEO Clown #105 is a homage to "Francois Fratellini"  (1879-1951),  second youngest brother of famous french clown trio "Fratellini Brothers". He was the elegant white face clown. The next one will be Albert Fratellini.


"Fratellini Brothers"
work in progress

Saturday, April 27, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #104 "Paul Fratellini"

Clown #104 "Paul Fratellini"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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€30
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ACEO Clown #104 is a homage to "Paul Fratellini" (1877-1940),  the oldest brother of famous french clown trio "Fratellini Brothers". He is the grandfather of famous french clown Annie Fratellini which I had painted her ACEO portrait as well. I'll share the other brother's ACEO portraits soon. Have a great week!

Paul Fratellini, right

work in progress

Sunday, April 21, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #103 "Cha-U-Kao"

Clown #103 "Cha-U-Kao"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown #103 is a homage to a french clown called "Cha-U-Kao" who used to perform at  the Moulin Rouge and the  Nouveau Cirque in the 1890s. She was the muse of the famous french painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.  The artist was fascinated by this woman who dared to choose the classic male profession of clowning. There are a few paintings of her by  Lautrec . I created this tiny portrait looking at these paintings imagining a little bit that she might have a look like that. Enjoy it!

Cha-U-Kao by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1895

work in progress

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #102 "Mikhail Usov"

Clown #102 "Mikhail Usov"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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ACEO Clown #102 is inspired by a very talented and unique clown artist  "Mikhail Usov" from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Mikhail Usov is performing as an entertainer since 1983.   In 1995 he won a silver medal at the International Circus of Tomorrow Festival (Cirque D'HIVER BOUGLIONE a PARIS International Festival Monde du Cirque de Demain) in Paris, and in July 1999 a gold medal at the International Clown Festival in Ostend in Belgium.  Mikhail Usov has created several unique acts. His “Ping Pong” act is one example. No artist in the world has been able to replicate this indeed unique and extremely complex act. The act involves Mikhail Usov juggling only one ping pong and bouncing it against a number of aluminum pots attached to various parts of his body with each pot producing a different sound. As a result, a one of the kind musical instrument is born which plays notes and various melodies. From 2009 he performs around the world on the stage of TOTEM, a production of the internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil. See him on his YouTube Channel here.





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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #101 "Orange Pablo"

Clown #101 "Orange Pablo"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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ACEO Clown Portrait #101 inspired by "Orange Pablo",  aka Pablo Gomis López  from Murcia, Spain.   He studied at  Arte Dramático por la Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia. He is an actor, clown and  Theater pedagogue.  He performs with Clown Purple Pablo at Cirque du Soliel La Nouba. He has been working with  Cirque du Soliel in different shows since 2007.

Purple Pedro

work in progress

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Friday, April 5, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #100 "Purple Pablo"

Clown #100 " Purple Pablo"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD

ACEO Clown Portrait #100 inspired by "Purple Pablo",  aka "Pablo Bermejo"  from Murcia, Spain. He performs with his a duo act in Cirque du Soliel shows, Alegria and La Nouba since 2014.  You can see their performance at this link. Well, I completed 100 ACEO Clown Portraits, that's something huh!  The next ACEO Clown portrait will be "Orange Pablo", see you soon!

Pablo Orange & Pablo Purple

work in progress

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