September 24, 2012
You have to ask yourself who the one in peril is: Pan, or the princess?
This is just another quick, non-planned painting in which I just develop it as I go. Sometimes it ends up with weird results like this one: crossing Greek mythology and medieval. -And the princess is wearing pink! How cliche is that? Of all the colors it had to be pink. That's okay, I guess. The satyr will get her, or maybe she'll get the satyr, or faun, or whatever it is . . .
I read this interesting tidbit on the all powerful Wikipedia:
"Fauns and satyrs were originally quite different creatures: whereas fauns are half-man and half-goat, satyrs originally were depicted as stocky, hairy, ugly dwarfs or woodwoses (wildmen) with the ears and tails of horses or asses. Satyrs also were more woman-loving than fauns, and fauns were rather foolish where satyrs had more knowledge."
"In many of Europe's royal families, a king would grant his heirs actual or theoretical principalities to train them for future kingship or to give them social class. This practice has led over time to many people thinking that "prince" and "princess" are titles reserved for the immediate family of a king or queen. In fact, most princesses in history were not immediate members of a royal family but rather women who married into it."