Friday, February 13, 2009

Amazing Self Portrait by François Sagat



This is just an incredible self portrait drawn by François Sagat! You absolutely must enlarge it to see the fine detail.

He seems to be dressed as a Renaissance noble man in a high necked, ruched jacket, embroidered blouse and pleated pantaloons tucked into heavily detailed socks. Seated, he is venturing forth into a swampy waterway on a small barge the seat of which is covered with a rug with his familiar pyramids in circles design (the eyes on the rug are crying). In the prow there are three candles one of which is lit and two of which are not. The barge has a lit candle lamp hanging from the ornate bow. M. Sagat has a tear running down is right cheek and his lips are slightly parted; a string of beads are twisted in the fingers of his right hand. The drawing is a copy of Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott and is titled "The Lady of Faggot". For more information on The Lady of Shalott painting go here.

The medium used for the drawing looks to me like a very soft pencil.

This is an exquisite work and I would love to get more information about it from Francois if I could. I would want to know what significance the drawing holds for him and what he was thinking when he drew it.

Bravo! A great effort!

9 comments:

S A G A T said...

Check it out
you will have everything /

http://fsagat.blogspot.com/2009/02/lady-of-shalott-and-friends.html

Sue said...

Thanks so much!

David Mason said...

Francy is fierce.

Thonnibg said...

Such a fantastic work indeed!

Sue said...

David - I totally agree; he is so much more than just his drop dead gorgeous looks. He is truly an artist (and he has a brain).

FREAKY !!! said...

I really appreciate that you appreciate it.

Sue said...

Thank you Francois - that really means something to me. You have raw talent in spades and I hope I am able to encourage you to do something with it.

Cristiano Mancini said...

Francois you are genious ! I need to comunicate with you ! I have concert tickets again for you. love you
Cristiano

Anonymous said...

Rather well done piece, the hand needs some work; but those are always difficult to master though nice sense of portraiture and use of the Masonic eye in the piece. Good show.