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Carnival in the melancholic stilts

 

Man on stilts, of back, in front of his  wall - © Norbert Pousseur

Verdigris silhouette, seeming to come ti life for a naked wall.
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_8793 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin

 

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A little bit gloomy carnival

It was a beautiful day for children's carnival, delayed by two rainy weekend..But it was because of these successive delays, or for a general slowness of the population, but the crowd was not numerous, the trainers on stilts a little bit gloomy, and three musicians, around a vehicle disguised as ladybird, very little convincing !

Thus finally few images to translate this morning which would have been able to be joyful and to colored. Simply some photos trying to translate this impression of gloom.

This page becomes of this fact a counter-example of the days of carnivals which can be big democratic outlets, or still consensual parades in miles colors.

On this Website, I dedicated numerous pages around the carnival, such that of Basel of 2006, of 2010,
of 2012,
or that of Zurich (all in French),
and also that of Nice (in English).

This page also follows upon masks on the ground, completed by a History of the mask, in the same section of the mini-series.

In counterpoint of these melancholic images, you will find at the end of page a series of reproductions of the former parties, the carnival and the middle-fast, which are all days of parades with floats and disguised people.


Photography's mini series of 2016

General presentation The same in spanish :
Carnaval a los zancos melancólicos
The same in french :
Carnaval aux échasses mélancoliques

 

 

 

 

 

Man in stilts evolving in front of a wall - © Norbert Pousseur

The man in stilts is not more joyful of face than back
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_8792 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin

 


 

Green velvet fitted coat - © Norbert Pousseur

Dress which aims to be joyful,
but same in the sun it appears in a little bit melancholic color.
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_9022 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin



 

Jumping stilts - © Norbert Pousseur

Stilts can stir, jump cheerfully, but on an a little bit contorted shadow.
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_8874 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin

Stilts moving forward on the street - © Norbert Pousseur

Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_8878 - Photographie Norbert Pousseur Cette photo, ici réduite, est prête pour le transfert à sa taille d'origine

 


 

Grotesque procession - © Norbert Pousseur

The sun is there, the colors of Provence are very present, with confetti,
but it is a very thin party for a head of procession.
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_8958 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin

 


 

Child at the head of mummy - © Norbert Pousseur

A dark fancy dress in the small crowd, a bit like the day
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_8837 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin

 


 

Float with the head of ladybird - © Norbert Pousseur

The head of the ladybird which is a joyful symbol for the children,
stays in its dark thoughts.
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_9000 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin

 


 

Musicians of the procession - © Norbert Pousseur

Almost the same hairy lunar face as above, but seen so that appears
the perfection of the work, with so much sharpness and precision
as what is asked the justice.
Draguignan - 2016 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_8970 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur This photo, here reduced, is ready for the transfer for its size of origin

 

General presentation The same in spanish :
Carnaval a los zancos melancólicos
The same in french :
Carnaval aux échasses mélancoliques

 

Engravings extracted from various magazines,
for attached articles, see the French version

Buy me confetti by Daniel Hernandez - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
Seller of piece of confetti, reproduction of Daniel Hernandez's
picture published in 'Le Figaro illustré' of 1897

 

"La Presentation" of Gavarni - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
"The presentation" partial reproduction of a picture of Gavarni
published in 'Le Figaro illustré' of 1901 on Carnivals, A. Charpentier's lithographs

 

Let's go cheerfully - of Gavarni - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
"Let's go Cheerfully", day of carnival, reproduction of a picture of Gavarni
published in 'Le Figaro illustré' of 1901, A. Charpentier's lithographs

 

The carnival by Daumier - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
The carnival by Honoré Daumier
published in 'Le Figaro illustré' of 1901.

 

 

The boeuf gras in Paris - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
The Boeuf gras in Paris - Reconstruction of d'Artagnan float 1844
published in 'Le Petit journal' of 1896

 

The Middle-fast of the students - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
The middle-fast - The procession of the students
published in 'Le Petit journal' of 1893.

 

Procession of the middle-fast of 1897 - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
The procession of the middle-fast
published in 'Le Petit journal' of 1897

Floats of the procession of the middle-fast of 1897 - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
Two floats of the procession of the middle-fast
published in 'Le Petit journal' of 1897.


 

 

 

 

 

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