“The subject of Pierrot (meaning an actor, or masquerader) is unclear. Generally the character of Pierrot in the Commedia dell’Arte was staged to be the fool. Traditionally, the Pierrot’s love interest, Columbine, leaves him for Harlequin. Despite his fate, the character of Pierrot is trusting and proves to be naïve, moonstruck and distant to reality.”
Thanks to Maria for the texture.