This female clown is taking a breather after returning from the stage to her dressing room. From her facial expression and posture, a vague sense of melancholy and isolation looms. While the females depicted by Kisling alway give a feeling of sensuality and warm charm, they are shadowed by hopeless lonely contemplation. This Kisling masterpiece is based on an axis of complementary colors such as the red of the woman’s costume and the green of the guitar, around which the female clown’s strong sense of existence is skillfully presented within a veil of sorrow.
Moise KislingMoise Kisling
1891-1953 Born in Poland. Was active as a painter of the Ecole de Paris. Painted female images full of melancholy and sensuality, evoking a richly exotic mood with the use of beautifully vivid colors.