Patsy's last artwork~

Discussion in 'Justice for JonBenet Discussion - Public Forum' started by Aurora, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Cranberry

    Cranberry Member

    no, Eunice became a nurse that married a doctor, I think. Sandy had the affair. Can anyone zoom in on the signature? Does it say Patsy?
  2. Cranberry

    Cranberry Member

    The story takes place in Edinbergh. The talent was a dialog on censorship. The painter Gauguin is noted as a favorite, check out his "Where do We Come From?" painting on wiki, and the title.
  3. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    From the wikipedia link:

    For anyone who doesn't know, the Commedia dell'Arte was simply a traveling troupe of actors who roamed Italy during the Renaissance, performing for the public with stock characters and costumes and stories to entertain. The characters were easily recognizable to all: the ingenue was the innocent, lovely daughter; she was in love with a young man, of course, but a lecherous old man with money would be attempting to have her bethrothed by her father for a generous sum, and usually succeeded, threatening the happiness of the young lovers. The Harlequin aided the parties in plots and subplots to foil one or the other's plans. It's the Romeo and Juliet story, as you can see, only with happy endings.

    The performances of the Commedia were also partly improvisation, adapted to different towns and audiences. The stock stories they played are reflected in later written plays which contained the same characters but in more structured stories.

    One other interesting thing: the actors all used masks. You've seen them: the hook-nosed, horny old man with the large codpiece jumps to mind.

    Oh, good, here is a wikipedia link on the Commedia:'Arte

    Ah yes, it comes back now: the Harlequin was known as Pagliaccio in the Commedia. That's the forerunner of the modern CLOWN:

    And here in this link, the clown is described more to the point WHERE PATSY'S OWN HISTORY MAY PLAY IN TO HER OWN ATTRACTION TO THE COSTUME:

  4. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    OH, yes, of course, Scottish accents in the movie, now I remember.

    And the dialogue on censorship works right into the "taboo" theme of the clown/Harlequin.

    I remember the Gauguin Harlequin paintings, but I don't remember that title. Thanks, I'll check it out.
  5. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    Okay, thanks for the reminder.

    Yeah, do you have the "100%" size at the bottom right of your screen? If you do, you can click on that and zoom in on the picture. Also, if you have a "magnifier" program that came with my computer, you can use that to blow things up even more.

    That is Patsy's signature. She has several signatures on her listed online paintings that clearly match the ransom note writing in so many ways. Not the least of which is "Ramsey".
  6. Cranberry

    Cranberry Member

    thanks KK
  7. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    OKay, the Italian Commedia clown translated into the FRENCH clown called Pierrot. While the Commedia clown wore white, the French Pierrot evolved into the black and white diamonds we associate with that character:

  8. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    Thank you, Cranberry. The "Prime...Brody" connection is a key to a lot of Patsy's psychological pathology, I am beginning to see. I'm sure those of you who have banged this drum so long will be happy about that.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2007
  9. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    A picture is worth a thousand words:

    The Scottish plaids:

    Like mother, like daughter:

    Go down the page to see the comparisons made by the great, late poster Ruth/Panico:

    And the Harlequin pattern:

    Notice the floors:

    Notice the background:


    [Thanks to ACR for keeping so much info for us, and for helping when we need to find it. Thanks to Why Nut for her great Flickr blog, and Maketoast as well.]

    I'm still looking for a few pics, like the one of Patsy in her Harlequin costume. Many sites have taken down the pics they once had, so it's not easy. If anyone else has any to add, feel free.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2007
  10. Paradox

    Paradox Banned for Stupidity by RiverRat

    That's very impressive KK. The picture of the floor is spooky. That pattern had to play on her mind, just imagine it, haunting really. Poor girl, day after day. No wonder the background of the painting intrudes (pun intended).

    We drum bangers owe you a debt of gratitude. That is quite an addition to the "Prime" chapter of the Ramsey case.

    Thanks for the timely drop in Cranberry, as always. :gavel: (That's the closest I could get to a drum banging smiley).
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2007
  11. Barbara

    Barbara FFJ Senior Member

  12. Paradox

    Paradox Banned for Stupidity by RiverRat

    Ya, an increase in frequency of activity nearing a threshhold (death). Just like the increase in frequency of trips to the doctor before Christmas '96.
  13. BobC

    BobC Poster of the EON - Fabulous Inimitable Transcript

    Paradox you just recited the lyrics to one of my favorite songs "Vincent." I thought of "Starry Night" when I saw Patsy's painting. Seeing that made me sad. I miss my beloved Miss Patsy. Her painting got a lot better
  14. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    I added a color picture from Why Nut's excellent blog site of the kitchen floor in color.

    Well, Paradox, you know me: once something finally gets through my thick skull, I'm going to explore it to death. :reporter:
  15. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    You have been just waiting to drag out those old Picassos and show 'em off again, haven't you? It's been--what?--a month since my wake? Taking up too much room in your buggy? Well, they are lovely, I admit. They can hang on my buggy anytime.

    Speaking of paintings of clowns, I need to check out the Gauguin Cranberry mentioned.
  16. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

  17. koldkase

    koldkase FFJ Senior Member

    I was just thinking last night that Patsy is very much still with us, BobC. I think she always will be, as she left quite a legacy. I guess she did get her VICTORY!, as sister Pam said.
  18. heymom

    heymom Member

    Actually I see that this is one of her watercolors, but she approaches watercolor as if it were a heavier medium in this case. If you didn't know it was a watercolor, you couldn't tell it was. So there are 4 watercolors, including this one, on the website with her paintings. Probably all copies of someone else's work, if I can hazard a guess.
  19. Paradox

    Paradox Banned for Stupidity by RiverRat

    Patsy didn't know the difference between a Victory! and a hole six feet in the ground.

    You make me sad BobC.
  20. Cherokee

    Cherokee FFJ Senior Member

    I didn't have time last night to comment on this thread, but these pictures were exactly what I thought of when I saw the Harlequin pattern in the "Goddess" painting.

    Patsy had Harlequin floors and Harlequin outfits made for JonBenet, so the harlequin motif, like the pineapple motif, was obviously very important to her.

    I find it fascinating, and very revealing, that Patsy:

    1. felt the need to paint a figure entitled "The Goddess"

    2. did not give the goddess a face but shows details of her body

    3. put a Harlequin background behind a Grecian goddess figure (it's like slapping plain stucco on Tudor brick)

    According to what KK posted, the "Italian Commedia clown translated into the FRENCH clown called Pierrot. While the Commedia clown wore white, the French Pierrot evolved into the black and white diamonds we associate with that character."

    Patsy did love all things French didn't she? She so wanted to be perceived as having CULTURE.


    French lessons



    Last edited: Aug 25, 2007
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