September 27, 2007
"Harlequin," Paul Cezanne (1888-1890). The wall is made with daubs of blue, green, purple, pink, yellow. The floor contains the same colors, with the exception of yellow and addition of brown. A drape is festooned in the upper left; it is mostly blue, yellow, green, and white. The harlequin stands in a costume of red and black diamonds. His hands are gloved and he holds a cane. His hat is shaped like a crescent moon. He is not performing, but he doesn't seem at leisure either: he is wistful, yet he holds himself self-consciously, ever-mindful of the possibility of audience.