Monday, September 22, 2008

Galahad ACEO


ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
Galahad is the son of Lancelot and Elaine of Carbonek - however, as Elaine has used magic to seduce Lancelot, by disguising herself as Guinevere, he abandons her. It is only later that when Galahad is grown that he is reunited with Lancelot, who knights him and takes him to Camelot. On arriving he sits in the "Perilous Seat", a space at the table reserved for the Knight who will discover the Holy Grail - usually to sit in the seat is fatal but he survives. Arthur then asks him to remove the Sword from the stone, which he does. Of the three knights who take up the Quest for the Holy grail, it is Galahad who succeeds because of his sinless nature and chastity.

2 comments:

Erika Nelson said...

Well good for him and his glorious fate! He's totally scrumptious :)

Hillary Miller said...

You really have a way with these small portraits. And where do you get these fabulous models?