A masterpiece in motion, many artists captured the event on canvas.
Brush strokes revive circus grandeur from the artistic stylings of George Seurat’s pointillism to the authentic detail of James Tissot.
The Tightrope Walker by Jean Louis Forain
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando by Edgar Degas
The Circus by George Bellows
At the Circus: The Bareback Rider by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Escena de un Circo by Arturo Michelena
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The Circus by Georges Seurat
Circus Performers by Victor C. Anderson
Equestrienne Au Cirque by Fernando Francois Flameng
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Women of Paris: The Circus Lover by James Tissot
At the Circus by Ottokar Walter
Riders in Spectacle by Victor C. Anderson