Stories Behind Clown monuments

Street Clown monument in Vitebsk. Behind Clown monuments. Sculptor Ivan Kazak
Street Clown monument in Vitebsk. Sculptor Ivan Kazak. Behind Clown monuments

Behind Clown monuments
A stray musician monument, also known as the Street Clown, became a gift to Vitebsk from the Honored Artist of Russia, head of the incredibly strange circus Nikolai Chelnokov. The work created by Vitebsk sculptor Ivan Kazak.
In particular, the monument is a figure of a good-natured clown who plays the accordion, and a poodle dancing next to him. Meanwhile, since the appearance of the monument, it immediately acquired legends and beliefs. And one of the most popular of them is the following: if you touch the accordion, then you will have a good mood for the whole day. Also, to be lucky all day – you need to say hello to the poodle, touching its paw. Besides, if you rub the money, peeping out of the back pocket of a wandering musician – you will have a financial luck.

Karandash (pencil, clown's nickname), a monument to Mikhail Rumyantsev in Gomel (Belarus), at the entrance to the circus
Karandash (pencil, clown’s nickname), a monument to Mikhail Rumyantsev in Gomel (Belarus), at the entrance to the circus

The famous and great clown of Moscow Mikhail Rumyantsev for many years made his people smile and raised their mood with his jokes and reprises. In 2008, the sculptor Vyacheslav Dolgov created the great sculpture of Mikhail Rumyantsev and the wonderful dog Klyaksa, who accompanied the clown and helped him in performances. The monument decorates the entrance to the House of the Union of Circus Figures of Russia (Moscow, 12 Efremova street).

It was in this building, Mikhail Rumyantsev used to live and amuse with his jokes. In fact, his stage name Karandash (“Pencil”) has become a part of the history of Russian humor. The duet of the clown Pencil and the black dog Blot was inseparable, and truly popular. In particular, the cinematographers created a cartoon about these characters. Meanwhile, artist Vyacheslav Dolgov made several sketches, on which he created another monument to Mikhail Rumyantsev. And now it is in Gomel (Belarus), at the entrance to the circus.

Stories Behind Clown monuments

Porcelain clowns
Porcelain figures of clowns
A sculptural composition of two clowns, when one jumps over another
A sculptural composition of two clowns, when one jumps over another. Sculptor Tsereteli
And the last part of the ensemble of sculptures is a forgotten clown's props, namely a suitcase, hat, cane and clown's shoe
A forgotten clown’s props, namely a suitcase, hat, cane and clown’s shoe. Work by Zurab Tsereteli
Tsvetnoy bulvar, Moscow
Riding a one whilled bicycle clown under umbrella. Tsvetnoy bulvar, Moscow. Work by Zurab Tsereteli
Surprising clown
Surprising clown, Tsvetnoy bulvar, Moscow. Work by Zurab Tsereteli
June 14, 2002 in Moscow, appeared a wonderful sculptural composition of the circus clowns on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. It completed the image of the famous circus
June 14, 2002. Moscow, circus clowns by Zurab Tsereteli
Krasnoyarsk, clown sculpture
Krasnoyarsk, clown sculpture

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