Alfred Jarry Ubu Roi (1888). Theatre of the Absurd.
"The central character is notorious for his infantile engagement with his world," wrote Jane Taylor. "Ubu inhabits a domain of greedy self-gratification." Jarry's metaphor for the modern man, he is an antihero- fat, ugly, vulgar, gluttonous, grandiose, dishonest, stupid, jejune, voracious, cruel, cowardly and evil."
See Jan Lenica's animation
Wookmark's trefoil knot.
Joan Miró's lithograph, Ubu Roi aux Baleares (c.1966)
Eric Campbell in The Count (1916) (via BFI).
Commedia dell'Arte (c.C16th) Pantalone
Jabba: over-rendered, over-realised but interesting character.
Blob Sculpin (via Things That Are Wrong).
Oskar Schlemmer's Das Triadische Ballett (1916-1932) (via Flickr).
Oskar Schlemmer's Das Triadische Ballett (1916-1932).