“Matilda and the Clown Pirro” can be purchased at Blurb.com, atEtsy.com, atAmazom.com, and in bookstores: at the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, MA, The Children’s Bookstore in Brookline,MA and at the Compass Bookstore on Court Street, Brooklyn, New York.
Oil on Canvas 36 X 40 2011
Oil on Canvas 36 X 40
Alexandra Spingarn is looking at the world of fantasy and invention in young children. As a painter and printmaker, she has always asked the question, why we make art? What is the message?
The main protagonist in this series, the Clown Pirro, has historically been symbolic of Art, Music, Dance and Theater in the world. He brings enchantment and beauty to children (and to all of us) as a distraction in an otherwise chaotic and difficult world.There is a strong undercurrent of symbolism in her work.
Ms. Spingarn handles oil paint in an expressionistic fashion, using colors and brushwork that is both vibrant and enriched with luminosity.
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When Matilda was listening to the Music box and was drawing, she looked up and saw the Clown Pirro come out of the box.