Le Hussard Francais by Thierry Poncelet



Title

Le Hussard Francais

Artist

Thierry Poncelet

Ref GM3388
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm)
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Description  
In this portrait named ‘Le Hussard Francais’ Thierry has unapologetically added a grey haired Yorkshire terriers face to a military bearing gentleman. The perfectly groomed white beard and combed grey hair bear similarities to what a man in uniforms demeanour would echo, he also manages to mimic the figures posture who was of eminent stature and rank gracefully with the proud and posed expression. In terms of realistic composition, realism was clearly not a primary focus for Thierry however it works effectively. It was certainly Thierry’s intention to match the sitter with the most desirable breed, especially with the right expression. Thierry would carefully resemble the original portraits demeanour while combining gentle humour and classic portraiture. Thus giving the portrait a new life and a new identity, these eccentric canine portraits would be called ‘Aristochiens’, a fitting name and subject within the quirky world of contemporary art.