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This piece of art is representative of a classic comic style. All black and white with etched details, it is indicative of the classic comic eras of times gone by. The details etched into the artwork lend a credibility of scenery and sets the scene in time and space. The title is ‘Escaped Clown’ and that is the description of the central subject. He is in a straight jacket and seems to still be wearing all of his clown costume underneath. The large shoes and oversized pants patterned in polka dots are representative of a clown’s clothing. The large round light colored wig and big nose also substantiate the theme of the clown through his appearance.
The subject looks directly out at the viewer and his head is very slightly tilted almost conspiratorially as though he is about to let us in on his secret. It is clear that he has just broken out of a mental asylum and the streets around him are completely deserted. There are no questioning onlookers, indeed it appears as though the clown is caught within a ghost town of sorts. The street light shines ominously above his head and lends a mysterious mood to the artwork.
The entire mood of this drawing is comical but at the same time, there is an eerie feeling that lingers as well. The detail found within each pen stroke adds a nice dimension and lends perspective within the artwork. It is clear the artist has taken quite a bit of time with this drawing and this is reflective in the subtle shading and certainty of the pen strokes. “Escaped Clown’ is a wonderful piece to add to ones artistic collection and embodies the comic and sadness that is naturally indicative of the nature of a clown.