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Jester
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A jester, joker, jokester, fool, wit-cracker, prankster or buffoon was a person employed to tell jokes and provide general entertainment, typically by a European monarch. Jesters are stereotypically thought to have worn brightly colored clothes and eccentric hats in a motley pattern. Their hats were especially distinctive; made of cloth, they were floppy with three points, each of which had a jingle bell at the end. The three points of the hat represent the donkey’s ears and tail worn by jesters in earlier times. Other things distinctive about the jester were his laughter and his mock sceptre, known as a bauble or marotte.

In ancient times courts employed fools and by the Middle Ages the jester was a familiar figure. In Renaissance times, aristocratic households in Britain employed licensed fools or jesters, who sometimes dressed as other servants were dressed, but generally wore a motley (i.e. parti-coloured) coat, hood with ass’s (i.e. donkey) ears or a red-flannel coxcomb and bells. Regarded as pets or mascots, they served not simply to amuse but to criticise their master or mistress and their guests. Queen Elizabeth (reigned 1558-1603) is said to have rebuked one of her fools for being insufficiently severe with her. Excessive behaviour, however, could lead to a fool being whipped, as Lear threatens to whip his fool.

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyabout 4 years ago

    ANOTHER WONDERFUL PIECE TAMMERA!

    i CAN CLEARLY SEE MY NEED FOR STRONGER VALUES THROUGH VIEWING YOUR PIECES.

  • AWWW…THANK YOU DEAR ELLEN…
    WE ALL WORK DAILY TO IMPROVE OURSELVES..
    THAT IS OUR GOAL.

    – Tammera

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyabout 4 years ago

    EXACTLY DEAR TAMMARA…AND YOU’RE WELCOME…

    I KNOW I HAVE A LOT TO WORK ON AND LOVE THAT OTHERS SHARE WHAT THEY DO SO WELL ..

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic digital work Tammera.

  • THANX EVER SO DEAR THEA…;)

    – Tammera

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful creation Tammera-hope you are feeling better

  • AW…THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY…:)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    creative use of colour overlaying !LIZ

  • THANK YOU KINDLY DEAR LIZ…:)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU FRANCIS…:)

    – Tammera

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760about 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Superbly Visual!

  • FEATURED!!
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP….;)

    – Tammera

  • mordechai
    mordechaiabout 4 years ago

    Wow!

  • THANK YOU KINDLY MORDECHAI….;)

    – Tammera

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