Golfers From The North by Thierry Poncelet


Golfers From The North


Thierry Poncelet

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Poncelet has been captivating art collectors with his wonderful and eccentric canine portraits called 'Aristochiens' for over twenty years. After deciding to give new life to some old ancestral portraits that he found in second-hand stores or markets, Poncelets Aristochien series was born. Since then, Poncelets paintings have attained a unique place in the world of contemporary art. The title ‘Golfers from the North’ stems from the fact that England is in the North of Europe and Poncelet, of course, lives much of his life close to the Mediterranean. ‘Golfers from the North’ is based on the famous painting by Lemuel Francis Abbott entitled "To the Society of Goffers at Blackheath". In ‘Golfers from the North’ the aristocratic master, ready to play his shot, is accompanied by his loyal servant carrying his clubs and willing to serve his master's every need. Poncelet appropriately matches the breed of dogs to the costumes of the figures which results in an entirely new portrait combining gentle humour and classic portraiture.