My final Halloween makeup tutorial of '11.....
I love the story behind this unfortunate character.
He was originally a French pantomime character portrayed by 17th Centuary Italian group called 'Comédie Italienne' who performed in Paris.
'Pierrot' is a pet name for 'Pierre' or Peter in English.
In the story he pines for his elusive love, his wife Columbine, who leaves him for Harlequin, a black-faced character who is the Devils right hand man.
Pierrot is a bit of a fool, and always the unlucky loser :(
Towards the 19th C. he became less of a fool & was portrayed more & more as a tragic, eternal sad clown, with the moon & stars as his only constant companions.
Here's my take on the character.....