The Raven

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Joan Miro, Harlequin’s Carnival

This late commedia dell’arte play by Carlo Gozzi was introduced to our class as a whimsical, childlike fairy tale with very little basis in reality. Such a description immediately brought the artist Joan Miro to mind, with Alexander Calder following soon after. I took inspiration from both these artists to design the magical characters from Damascus, while I looked to Dutch Baroque art for characters from the mythical Italian kingdom of Frottambrossa.

 

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