Note on Art
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.
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Eponymous hero of Moliere or BEAUMARCHAIS
a brilliant page from the past
Astonishing page wealth of bright colors