This 54mm vignette shows the last farewell of Marie Antoinette and her children. I have had a lifelong interest in the French revolution, its history, and how it changed European history.
With this scratch built scene I wanted to show the different expressions and emotions in a quiet scene, yet powerful and filled with drama.
And the painting using a limited and muted palette was also used carefully.
This vignette was made in 2018 and remains one of my favorite scenes.
  • Vitaly Lapshin


  • Clément Dessertenne


    • Mike Blank

      Merci beaucoup!!!

  • BranPLUS

    A recognizable style, which is always so incredible !!

    • Mike Blank

      Thank you so much!!!

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


  • Erik Gideonse

    Wonderfull scene! Gold!!

    • Mike Blank

      Thank you so much Erik!!!

  • SergeyPopovichenkoPLUS

    Wonderful, lively, exquisite and unique!

    • Mike Blank

      Thanks a million my friend!!!

  • Langenberg

    This is my favorite Mike. Absolutely captivating.

    • Mike Blank

      Thank you so much! This scene is one of my favorites too, really enjoyed doing this vignette.


  • Jakob VillienPLUS

    Absolutely amazing. Heartbreakingly full of emotion. Bravo.

    • Mike Blank

      Thanks Jakob, I really tried to achieve a sense of sadness and grief when sculpting this scene.

  • FrankyPLUS

    Each face translate /issue the meaning of the drama!
    It underlines too the famous question for us , Frenchies: was the revolution a so good solution to go out from the former system

    • Mike Blank

      Thanks my friend! And yes, in a dramatic scene like this the facial expressions are quite important as they play a huge part to create the feel and emotions. And it is very interesting to sculpt as well!

  • Clive Jackson

    Great use of colour! Gold!

    • Mike Blank

      Thanks Clive! I wanted to use colors that are working together, not fighting each other for attention. Color harmony was my aim.

  • PhilippePLUS

    Great painting!

    • Mike Blank


  • salmar


    • Mike Blank

      Thank you!!!

  • Fabien DOUGNIER

    Powerfull !