“All is Lost” Agincourt 1415
“All is Lost” Agincourt 1415
“All is Lost” Agincourt 1415
Dear Friends
Here is a vignette that I had in my mind for some time, I have always been inspired by classical sculpting and I wanted to create something that you would see in a church. almost like an alter piece. Something very dramatic, filled with emotions.
And all this inspiration I choose to sculpt this scene which shows three french knights after the disaster and defeat at the battle of Agincourt... We see here the young Dauphin of France, mortally wounded in the arms of two french knights. The realize the defeat and the shame the feel... All is indeed lost...
The sculpting of this 120mm scene had to be planned carefully to make sure that we feel the weight and gravity of these knight, this gravity will also add to the sadness of this scene, they are being pulled down to the ground, their defeat makes impossible for them to stand, they are on their knees in shame...
Lots of psychology here. And it should be. To focus on the emotions in a scene like this is everything.
The two front figures were almost sculpted like one figure to make sure they really hold on to each other. Lots of planning and work here, but surely worth it. Note also the more colorful heraldry of the main figure in the scene, the Dauphin. This will also help to focus the scene, for the same reason the figure in the background has a darker color which helps to frame the scene. When creating vignettes and dioramas, remember to compose and play with the colors too. It should all work together.
  • Mike BlankPLUS

    Haha, ran out space to write! Guess I write as much as I talk!
    Anyway, this scene was done 2015, and oldie indeed but I wanted to show it here, some of you guys might not have seen this one. Had problems finding some good photos of this vignette, will look if i can dig up some more…
    Stay tuned!

    • Ingvar_L3x

      Dear Author,
      This Vignette is Definitely the Brilliant Piece of Art.
      Dramatic View on the Epic Battlefield! Gorgeous Miniature. Congratulations! There is nothing to add…

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Love to see your work published here, they are all fantastic and an amazing source of inspiration!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thanks my friend! Your kind words means a lot to me! Trevlig Midsommar!

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    Mister Blank! I am a longtime fan of your creativity and it is very nice that I can see you in person on the net. Your works are the pinnacle of liveliness, realism achieved by natural ilaconic techniques. This is a historical miniature as it should be. My respect and respect! I look forward to all the works, I think I have not seen everything yet!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so much. I have followed your work for some years and I found your very realistic painting and the use of colors to be very inspiring. Your words means a lot! Thanks!!!

  • Philippe

    Amazing! Gold!


    Yes Mike you are correct I have not seen these works of art before and what a treat it is to be bombarded with you work, such a feast of wonderful pieces, truly inspirational and one can see the planning and thinking that has gone into each subject before your skillful hands go to work.
    If you don’t already have a book showcasing your work then you should think about it.
    Again this is beyond Gold.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thanks a million!!! I am so glad that people will find inspiration in my work! And be prepared to bombarded with some work coming this way… !
      I have not thought about show case book, perhaps in the future when I get older and wiser!

  • Renato

    Much more than a figure on a wooden pedestal, it is pure art with a “Caravaggesque” use of colors and shadows!
    Thanks for sharing and showing the potential that a historical miniature can achieve.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      And thank you Renato for those very kind words!!! I love the likeness to Caravaggio, what a compliment!!!

  • Alex ✍

    Beautiful work Mike! One of my personal favourites!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thanks for the kind words Alex!!!

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    Wow, that’s just great. Nothing less than gold

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  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Dramatic scene, great composition and realization.

  • Steve Jourdain

    Je suis un fan !!!! La créativité et la peinture est au top

  • Jero Miniatures

    Love it. The composition and how you play with us viewers should be taught and explained seriously.
    Thank you Mike!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you!!! I really love creating and composing these scenes, telling a story filled with emotion and drama.