Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fact of the Day: Jester Clowns

Inspired by the jesters of European royalty/nobility, clowns as a modern "artform" didn't appear until the 18th century but didn't stabilize in what exactly made a "clown" until the 20th century. 

10 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

I never liked the clowns as a kid, they frightened me.

Pat Hatt said...

So they're stable? Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

I can take them or leave them,, not a big fan, that scary one from the movies ruined it for me!

Birgit said...

That picture looks like Emmett Kelly a very famous clown who always looked sad. He was a witness to that horrible circus fire, Hartford Circus Fire where over 160 people died. The only t8me he was seen crying.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome!

RO said...

That's pretty interesting, but I'm definitely not a clown person, even as a kid. Hugs...RO

Martha said...

Pretty interesting

Huggybear said...

You have a pretty good clown occupying 1600 Penn. Avenue at present.
Actually a very dangerous clown.
Colin

Susan Kane said...

Clowns were creepy to me some decades ago. Never knew their origin.