"Mardi Gras" ("Pierrot and Harlequin") by Paul C?zanne

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The eternal conflict became the essence of the French painter’s life and the essence of one of his most enigmatic paintings “Pierrot and Harlequin.”
The plot of the picture is devoted to the holiday “Mardi gras”, the last day of the Shrovetide carnival before the Lent.
In the picture “Pierrot and Harlequin” or “Mardi gras” there is no common action; the characters seem to exist independently on one another. At the same time they are connected by an inner conflict: they are together but at the same time apart…

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