Pagliacci, opera, performing arts sculpture, bronze sculpture, contemporary art, figurative sculpture, sculptor, belgin yucelen

My bronze sculpture Pagliacci

MY SCULPTURE PAGLIACCI

Pagliacci, opera, performing arts sculpture, bronze sculpture, contemporary art, figurative sculpture, sculptor, belgin yucelen

Pagliacci is a beautiful opera by Leoncavallo on the tragedy of a jealous husband.  It recounts this tragedy as a commedia dell’arte troupe: There is a play within a play: “the troubles of Pagliaccio”. I love the way Luciano Pavarotti performed it in 1994. The end is the most dramatic moment: Canio (real character of Pagliacci) stabs Silvio – his wife’s lover at the end and declares: La Commedia è finita! – “The play is over!”. It makes me cry every single time.

 

 

 

 

Sopagliacci, belgin yucelenmetimes revengeful anger may take us away from reality to a place where social and moral norms do not exist.  Mostly this is followed by guilt, regret, and sorrow.  My sculpture represents Pagliacci himself at a moment of remorse with the raven on his shoulder representing his self-consciousness.

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