Mimes – the Masters of Silent Art

The real art does not need any words. The language of the body, the expression of the face, smiles and posture are sufficient means to show the feelings or tell the story. This fact is proved by the centuries of the existence and popularity of the mime art.

The art of miming has originated from ancient Greece. Later the mimetic style became popular in theater and, in the beginning of the twentieth century it has acquired the world fame due to the development of cinematographic art. The first movies were silent and it gave the mimes an opportunity to reveal their talent to the full extent. Among the most famous mime artists of that period are Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. They began their carriers as theater performers and then starred in cinema masterpieces like “City Lights”, “The Gold Rush” and “Seven Chances”.

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