Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on the aesthetics of commedia dell'arte.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman gives a brief overview of the cultural bearing and ambiance of commedia dell’arte. The document references Francisco Goya’s Los Comicos Ambulantes (The Strolling Players)—a painting displaying jubilant a dell’arte thespians exiting the curtain and entering the stage—as well as mentioning Molière, whose writings drew heavily from this theatrical tradition. In addition, Neiman makes the comment, “a brilliant page from the past / [Astonishing] wealth of bright colors / chromic perception - translucent.” Although this is most likely a description of Goya’s work, it could also be a digestion of a passage from Molière, an assessment of the theatrical tradition more generally, interpretation of Carnival (which Neiman often conflated with the commedia dell'arte, due to their proximity), or positing of the artist’s own style. The record was written in tandem with another note, describing this traditions. 

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2064

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Goya Los Cornicos ambulantes
Eponymous hero of Moliere or BEAUMARCHAIS
Mayhem
a brilliant page from the past
Astonishing page wealth of bright colors
Chromatic perfection

Original Format

Marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2064.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman , “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed November 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/191.