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!