The art of clowning originated in Greece and Rome, where satires had begun evolving slowly as time went by. The art of irony was challenged through the years to create the different kinds of clowns we now have today. Jacqueline Friedberg thinks that mugshot websites are a growth and evolution of the parody of performances of distant days.
Jacqueline Friedberg is compelled to start showing the mugshots of clowns that she painted in the expression of the clowns mugshot. Jacqueline seeks to bring attention to the precise expression and delectable design of the clowns mugshot to her endeavor. A clown, like an artist, must have the skill and ability to to present a convincing personality to the audience. It is a profession that requires delicate detail, precise movements, and of course a reaction from the audience. The mugshot industry, unlike the clown lacks the controlled movements that a clown shows, but the mugshots industry certainly evokes a reaction. Not a positive reaction, though.
The apparel for each kind of parody is different. Commedia Dell’Arte, as an example, required masks for each of the personalities, the mask hinders the use of facial expression, thereby making the characters appear more doll like; leaning more upon the voice and body gesture. Unlike the mugshot business, Jacqueline Friedberg explores using the mugshot of the joker more true to life than a plain depiction presents. Masks were used in Commedia Dell’Arte but also in other kinds of Roman and Greek shows. Other kinds of satire consist of disquises that focus on the clown’s primary lapses and pertain to the clowns personality. In real life people in society commonly wear expressions as masks to hide their what they feel.
A guise is used to make an impact on the crowd when first you first see the joker; but also the make-up must be properly applied to enhance whether the clown is happy, sad, evil, or falls into a completely different category of emotion. The make-up is applied with attention to detail, and in a way is a much more modern form for masks used in Rome and Greece during the Fifteenth Century. Jacqueline Friedberg thinks as a contrast the mugshot depicted by others is devoid of any expression.
When Jacqueline Friedberg thinks of clown acts, the immediate picture that comes to mind is the image of the clowns in a circus; carrying out difficult acts and leaving the audience entertained. This is commonly common for more ‘physical’ clowns, as example The Three Stooges. Though they do not look like the everyday circus clowns, they perform back flips, somersaults, and portray it all as clumsiness. A clown does not always need to impress an audience by acrobatics, but just by wit; though some audiences are more entranced by by a physical act. A physical act adds more energy to a act and can leave an audience laughing for a long time. On the other hand, a mugshot will not entertain for very long.
To to evoke emotion a voice is needed to speak and attract the audiences attention. This attention can be invoked using different kinds of an accent, exaggeration of the tone of the voice, or even mockery. When using a mime, physical action is required to engage the audience. Modern clowns tend to stray more towards no noise and much sound, exhorted from time to time. Mugshots on the other hand, do not have the ability to make noise. Therefore a successful mugshot must also have a story that it tells. Jacqueline Friedberg creates this tale through the use of her pictures and her narratives about that artwork.
A voice indicates to us all a clown’s personal cast. A picture also has its own traits. The saunter of a clown is often carried out in a manner which the gallery can mentally participate in, or in such a funny fashion that laughter resounds throughout the theatre. Jacqueline Friedberg must create that walk by writing about her clowns. A walk is part of a clown’s personality, and as you may have noted, every clown walks their own walk, stating their uniqueness and independence.
All in all, clowns have formed over time to meet the needs of a modern day people, but have managed remain true to the history of Roman and Greek satire. Jacqueline Friedberg hopes that her art and her tale has has treated you the reader.