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Observation


My research methods contain online observation, archive research, historical comparison, brainstorming, sound recording, and photography.

I began the research from an online archive, searching all the content related to the clown and the Pierrot and collected information from different angles of history, culture, drawing, album, and poetry. From the comparison between the clown, the Pierrot and the human, I was led to some studies according to which people used to utilise these characters to express artistic emotions, like sensitivity, melancholy and solitude. The historical research made me reflect on these existing studies and consider where and how I can further develop my research.

Jiazhen Cai