The Clown by Henri Matisse
The quintessential metaphor for theatrical entertainment and the circus, the Clown, dressed in the classic red on white standing in the spotlight at stage left is balanced by the prop and the curtain portrayed as a single twisted thick vertical black line at stage right. The curved form stands alone amid an array of vertical lines and rectangtes. Defending his unique form, Matisse writes "My curves are not mad."
Technical Details: Printed 1983. Lithograph on paper. Images size 13.75 x 9 inches