9 november 2009

~Francine van Hove~

"My main theme is, without a doubt, that intimacy
and peace which women know when they are alone,
when they enjoy such simple pleasures as reading
during breakfast, or losing themselves staring into
the eyes of a cat, or just sleeping."
~Francine Van Hove (1942-)
The illustrator and contemporary painter
Francine Van Hove paints gentle, sensuous portraits
of women in day-to-day poses. 

She always paints with a live model and has a
particular mastery of transparent skin tones. 
Beauty, refinement, sensuality and meditation
are the prominent themes of her work.

She is inspired by daily life, painting and literature. 

Her masters are La Tour, Ingres, Degas, the painters
of the Italian Renaissance and Dutch painting. 
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4 opmerkingen:

Anoniem zei

Francine Van Hove is OK.
Beautiful blog indeed. Congratulations.
Best regards.

Hermes zei

Wow, very good indeed.

Anna zei

yes, I thought so too!
she essentially paints nude, but still very decent...
know what I mean?

Madelief zei

Hoi Anna,

Mooie tekeningen!

Lieve groet, Madelief