Circus stamps
Circus art is loved all over the world. Professional circus performers were famous in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Byzantium. Since time immemorial, circus artists have performed…

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6 most famous Russian circus dynasties that have conquered the world
The succession of generations is probably the most pronounced among circus performers. This is easy to explain to those who children usually accompany their parents on tours and absorb the…

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"Lady Monkey": an incredible Mexican woman who became a curiosity of the circus in the XIX century
In the XIX century, circus performances were incredibly popular, in which people with all kinds of physical characteristics performed. Some were naturally conjoined twins, others had extra limbs, and others…

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Circus horses, elephants and zebras in a foggy arena: Rob Tarbell’s smoke-filled photo paintings

The author of circus-themed photo-films Rob Tarbell is a trainer of sorts himself. But unlike people who tame wild animals, Rob Tarbell deals with an even more wayward charge – smoke. The latter does not happen without fire, which is very difficult to subdue. This is why flammable photo pictures are created in a completely isolated room. With fire, jokes are bad, but a serious attitude to this element promises artistic discoveries.

Circus horses, elephants and zebras in the smoke, slightly blurred outlines of artists who spent their entire lives under the dome of the circus… In fact, the basis of each photo picture by Rob Tarbell is a collage. For example, a rider who deftly balances on the back of a horse is not a circus performer, but the author’s wife, who is engaged in yoga. But in the fog and smoke, you can’t tell the difference between fiction and truth. By the way, where is the smoke from?

Rob Tarbell pins photo collages to the ceiling of a specially equipped room and starts burning all the junk: from old photos to plastic cards. The work requires precision and accuracy: one wrong move – and the process of fumigation has to start over. The author of the smoke-filled photo art started to immerse collages in the fog about 4 years ago, and now he is the Lord of the smoke rings.

 

The king of shapito: how a clown was crowned in Albania
Bearded anecdotes about how politicians look like clowns are already boring, but few people know that there was a funny precedent in history when a professional circus performer actually sat…

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6 most famous Russian circus dynasties that have conquered the world
The succession of generations is probably the most pronounced among circus performers. This is easy to explain to those who children usually accompany their parents on tours and absorb the…

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"Lady Monkey": an incredible Mexican woman who became a curiosity of the circus in the XIX century
In the XIX century, circus performances were incredibly popular, in which people with all kinds of physical characteristics performed. Some were naturally conjoined twins, others had extra limbs, and others…

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A book about famous clowns
Every good book is interesting in its own way. Its originality is given by the author: his talent, life experience, knowledge of the subject, love for it. A monograph about…

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