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Cézanne frequently asked members of his own family to pose for him. Here, he depicts his teenage son Paul as Harlequin, a popular character from the historic Italian Commedia dell’Arte.
Curator Mary Morton:
Paul’s facial features have been abstracted into a mask emerging from this askew crescent hat, strange and striking. And then there’s the costume of the harlequin himself, the vibrant red and blue diamonds that create an abstract pattern that’s pulled tightly over Paul’s body. The bright white diagonal of the stick that he holds emphasizes the strong diagonals and horizontals and verticals of the composition, all pulling and pulsing at once. It’s a rather tense image, a little macabre and at the same time reserved. It’s a disquieting painting the longer you look at it.
With his diamond-patterned costume, bicorn hat and wooden sword, Harlequin has been popular with painters for centuries. Commedia dell’ Arte characters and circus performers especially resonated with avant-garde artists.
They were itinerant, sort of homeless entertainers. And as the 19th century unfolded, and artists lost their social and political position, which had been provided for the by the state, or by the church, they more and more related to these performers as kind of artistic confrères.
Cézanne’s treatment of the subject greatly influenced younger artists, including Pablo Picasso who later cast himself in the role of Harlequin.