Thursday, June 11, 2009

Foolery Shines Everywhere

Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun,
it shines everywhere.
~ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Jesters have greatly inspired artists, as you can see from this week's selection of fools.

Old World Jester & Painted Old World Jester
By Kathie Briggs

By Michele Jones

Friends In Council
by John Dawson Watson

Dancing Jester
By Sandi Carpenter

I totally love this painting. The expression on his face is wonderful! But I don't know who it is by. Tell me if you know.
Update: Thanks to Johny, I found out that the artist is Jan Matejko and it is called Stanczyk.

The Fool
By Heinrich Vogtherr, 1513-1568

More jesters:

~ Victor Issa's sculpture The Jester
~ The Chess Jester by Joanne Taylor
~ The Green Jester by Maxfield Parrish
~ Indonesian Jester Puppets at the Museum of Folly
~ Warrior Kings and Divine Jesters: Indonesian Rod Puppets, a lesson plan by the Smithsonian
~ How to draw a sinister jester.

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