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1959, Albert Fratellini par Jacques Mennessons

1959, Albert Fratellini
Linogravure - Collection particulière

This portrait of the famous Italian clown was on the cover of the 31st Gala of the Artists’ Union catalogue. Lino-etching technique favours overdone caricature, which is the very essence of a clown’s part. Sketchy features, with the large spot of the nose and the black shock of hair contrasting with the white round the mouth and eyes, come to life through the ambiguous eyes staring at us which may express either cheerfulness or sadness.

Precedent Works
Next Works
1959, Albert Fratellini - Le clown italien Rhum (1959)  
- Mêlée de Rugby (1960)  
- Entrée de peinture : les clowns Dario, Pipo et Mimile (1960)  

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