Françoise de Felice Ghostly Art


Dear Wonderful Reader,

Carlin, 2012
Carlin, 2012

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!

L'Amazone
L’amazone, “The Horsewoman”
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Les souliers rouges, “The Red Shoes”
Bord de mer
Bord de mer, “Seaside”
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L’oiseau bleu, “Bluebird”
Lucie
Lucie
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Insousciance, “Recklessness”, 2011
L'heure blanche, "The White Hour", 2011
L’heure blanche, “The White Hour”, 2011
Conte d'automne, "Autumn Tale"
Conte d’automne, “Autumn Tale”
Vernissage, 2012, "Varnishing"
Vernissage, 2012, “Varnishing”
Les dames du poète, "The Ladies of the Poet"
Les dames du poète, “The Ladies of the Poet”
Visite au musée, "Museum Visit"
Visite au musée, “Museum Visit”

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Francoise de Felice (28)

Francoise de Felice (23)

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555841_633538400000011_403548658_nHow 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.

Theory #1

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.

Theory #2

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.

Theory #3

Stream of consciousness!

 

P.S I’m interested to know what do you think those paintings represent!

 

 

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32 thoughts on “Françoise de Felice Ghostly Art”

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

      1. 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.

  4. 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:

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