The artist is Vasnetsov
Work was written in 1877 in Paris. Having received the title of master of the household genre, a subtle psychologist and expert on folk images in Russia, the artist draws French types with the same pleasure with which the Russians wrote, finding similar features in them. But in this canvas, the artist retreats from his usual manner of a consistent and thorough storyteller. And although the artist still carefully looks at the most interesting types of the inhabitants of the suburbs of Paris, to hold on to their clothes and poses, but this time he is more fascinated by the transmission of a common mood, the state of the general emotional elation, covering the crowd surrounding the booths. The alarming light of burning bastards grabs from the darkness the comedian physiognomy almost fantastic from the makeup, their broken poses, strangely elongated figures, as if soaring over the viewer. In the future, the artist will no longer return to the manner in which he wrote his "Acrobatov": it is not characteristic of its clear and integral vision of the world. But it was after Paris that he felt a calling for being a Russian artist, saying: "I only lived in Russia…". He turns to the world of poetic folk art. And here in.M. Vasnetsov owns a special discoveor place.