The Kick-About #53 ‘At The Circus’

some artistic thoughts about the circus…

Red's Kingdom


The last edition of The Kick-About marked our second birthday and two year’s of fortnightly creative challenges encouraging artists of all stripes to make new work in a short time. As such, it was something of a three-ringed circus, an eclectic, celebratory showcase with a little bit of something for everyone. How appropriate then our first prompt of the new Kick-About year should focus our attention on the circus paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. ‘Roll up, roll up!’


Tom Beg

“I was instantly drawn to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s line drawings that he produced much earlier in his career, and felt perhaps there was a way to capture the immediacy, simplicity and instinctiveness of those sketches with the modern digital tools I typically use. Channelling the spirit of an earlier Kick-About, Herzog’s Dancing Chicken, which also evoked manic movement and energy, I just applied the same techniques but attempted to reduce it…

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6 responses to “The Kick-About #53 ‘At The Circus’”

  1. Claudia McGill says :

    I’ve always found dummies and marionettes kind of eerie-creepy- skewed human with a twist figures. I’ve never liked them. Your images exactly captured what I see in them. Amazing to me how you did that.

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  2. SelmaMartin says :

    So true human resemblance. I love all your creativity. Fascinating. Keep going. XoXo

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