Dear Wonderful Reader,
I am absolutely mesmerized with French-Italian artist, Françoise de Felice ghostly paintings to the point that I sat down, thought hard and came up with a few theories to explain her work.
But first, I should let you enjoy this crazy ride!
How cool is this dog!!! Notice the contrast between the openness of his body language and the warmth in his eyes versus the owner’s stiff body stance and aloof stare. Nonetheless, it looks like the dog loves its owner just as she is! She probably likes him too since she’s letting him cling to her, despite her pearls and expensive clothes.
I love that her paintings look like the surreal fragments of a beautiful dream blending in together. They remind of that moment when you first wake up after having a series of dreams. And how when you try to recall your dreams your brain kinda shows you different snippents of them and you feel like you remember them exactly, yet you can’t verbalize them into words cause their so distorted.
Felice’s work is very psychological as her paintings explore the human psyche and how the human isn’t just a “human”. Instead, we are our spirit, soul, body, mind and God knows what else! All those parts are fighting to be prominent and dominate or rather to be their own distinctive entites. Next to that internal battle, there is a also an external battle with fellow humans (and they could be the closest people to you such as your kids, siblings, or friends as some paintings suggest), animals and outside forces. The art work showcases that ultimately those battles can be won or rather tolerated and all those forces and entities can live harmoniously. Also, they suggest that messy relationships, frustration, and struggle add passion to life and make it more beautiful, and interesting.
Stream of consciousness!
P.S I’m interested to know what do you think those paintings represent!
32 thoughts on “Françoise de Felice Ghostly Art”
I see here and there direct reference to a well-known painting … but it’s very occasional, and I think done in a kind of jest.
I believe she wants to tie the present back to the past – to kind of meld them, somehow. Some of the faces are distinctly modern …
I reckon it’s got something to do with time, and that’s as far as my fake membership of the art world can take me. 🙂
Thank you for your introspective analysis. I also felt that she wanted to express time through her paintings.
I forgot to say that I think they’re absolutely gorgeous ! – as do you … 🙂
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Beautiful Beautiful paintings. A smorgasbord of Melancholia. I can only imagine what her paintings of men would look like. If there are any. Thanks Christina. You do have an eye.
Thank you 🙂 that’s interesting about the melancholia!
P.S. I like your theory #1
Interesting post. My thoughts…only that everything about the paintings are beautiful except for the expressions of the people. They’re oppressed, unable to indulge in either joy or anger or any other emotion. On first look the paintings are so lovely, full of flowers and they have a dream like quality. On second look, I’m not sure I’d want to be in those dreams, there are too many secrets – some not so good….just first quick impression.
Thanks for the “like” btw!
That’s a great analysis Penn. There is certainly something going on with their frustrated facial expressions! You’re very welcome 😉
The images are very old world – nice 🙂
Thank you 😉
I’m certainly no expert and this is may be an oxymoron, but I see an ethereal bleakness.
WOW! First off I love oxymorons lol. And yes, I can see that too. Well put!!!
Thank you, and so do I … lol. You see something different every time, that’s for certain.
Yup, thats the whole point of art, right?!
Yes, ma’am. 🙂
Hi Christina. Thank you for liking my blog about Kel1st and Yu fusion art work for a protest art event in Los.Angelos. I just got back from Italy and saw your passion for art, fashion and style. Great! Keep in touch. 🙂 http://www.ceciliayu.com
Hi Cecila, I really like your blog and thank you fro checking out mine.
Italy sounds so lovely, I wish I could go there one day. Post about it soon =]
I will. Thank you. X keep up your wonderful sense of style. Happy blogging to you too! 🙂
Aww thank you Cecilia 🙂
It looks like watercolour. Do you know if it is?
Some of them are. Not all of them 😉
Do you know what the ones are that aren’t watercolour?
Not sure, but you can search her name on google and hit the first website, that should be her official website and it says such information there.
Most of the bios were in French, but the two paintings I got the specifications on said oil on canvas. The were in the same style. Probably she thinned the paint to achieve the wash-like effect. Great art though.
I believe your right. Thank you, I am so glad you love it too :). Keep visiting 🙂
At the moment, to me these paintings represent “the capture of the feminine mystique” – Definition of mystique: a fascinating aura of mystery, awe, and power surrounding someone or something:
I agree 🙂