Return to the Vegrandis Collection
13" x 15.5"
Framed Matted Print
13.875" x 16.375"
What are Remarques?
are personal illustrations drawn by hand directly onto the limited
, in which the artist highlights a detail of the print. Each
remarque is a custom drawing, and can dramatically increase the visual impact of
your print, as well as its value, due to this unique feature.
Description of this Artwork
Inspired by The Sleeping Satyr
Statue on display in Munich.
The statue represents, at first glance, a youth asleep in a provocative
posture, but who turns out to be a satyr, recognizable only close-up by
his pointed ears and animal-skin rug. The satyr is lying in a rocky
setting, and we are to suppose he had fallen asleep drunk in the woods.
His slumped, sprawling body looks relaxed, natural, open and straight
forward. His languid pose, with one arm crooked back behind the
head, conventionally signaled fatigue or sleep, often suggesting the
lassitude after lovemaking. Though the erotic appeal of this figure
has often been noted, in so thoroughly bisexual a culture its meaning
would have shifted depending on the observer. A female viewer might
read in it a desirable heterosexual partner, while a male viewer could see
either an object of homosexual attraction or an opportunity to identify
with another virile male relaxing after successful conquest of some nymph.