The Satyr who sees deeply, the Painting Satyr can perceive the essence of things. At his core, he’s like the mythical Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods.
With less intense Masculine than the more-intense Satyrs, the Painting Satyr is about private production, not public performance.
His natural strength is conveying beauty.
He loves beauty in all its various forms. Whether he’s making it or appreciating it, he sees art as something of basic importance, as much a part of life as eating or drinking.
Because he has the power to create beauty, and that power comes from his inner vision, some men of his type are narcissistic. But at his best, he’s not selfish, he brings others fire from heaven.
What matters most to him is expressing his vision.
Being creative isn’t something he does, it’s who he is. And what he wants most is to express, in art, what he sees and feels. He also likes presenting his work to appreciative people.
He doesn’t just express his vision in his art. He can see intangible things that others either won’t or can’t, such as neighborhoods that aren’t “cool” yet, but will be.
He looks different.
The Painting Satyr will have an open, searching gaze. He’ll seem a bit reserved, maybe even shy.
The art he creates and/or loves could take one of many forms: sculpture, design, film, architecture, fine cuisine, writing. John Singer Sargent, a painter who “captured the soul of the sitter,” is a great example of a Painting Satyr.