Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Drum Roll, Please...

I don't enjoy going to the circus since they've become so p.c. with the animal acts. The best part of the three ring extravaganza to me, was seeing the elephants, the lions, the dancing poodles.

I am naturally, completely, drawn to images of the classic shows, especially any old clowns, unusual freaks, and of course, the menagerie. If not for my even greater passion for arte de Mexico, I'm afraid I'd be living under the big top myself.

I appreciate the whole Cirque du Soleil movement of human grace and dexterity, and have enjoyed seeing a few different incarnations of that genre. Slava and the Snow show was a visual feast. But really, I'd like to see a classic Ringling Bros. show again, with the whole parade of rare beasts who don't seem to realize they are being taken advantage of. Please.

3 comments:

Erin Earls said...

I loved the circus, the old ones. The smell of sawdust and popcorn! I love every thing except the CLOWNS! They still scare me!

linda woods said...

Clowns freak me out, too.

Holly Stinnett said...

I love this vintage clown... fabulous! I never liked the circus or anything related until a few years ago when Somerset had an issue about circus art and themes. I then fell in-love with and have made a lot of art with a wacky, circus theme. LOVE Moulin Rouge, the movie which also had that vibe. Oh... I could on and on. Certain clowns still scare me, but I like this guy!