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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 (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!

 

 

Musical Monday: Lana Del Rey and Other Disasters

Dear Wonderful Follower,

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(I know it’s not Monday, but this post is about Musical Monday.)

So I don’t know if you noticed (you probably didn’t), but I have been neglecting posting anything in Musical Monday (which is a day dedicated to “review” a music album and introduce you to it; I promise I have a good taste in music). “Why”, you say. Well, truth of the matter is, I am a little (?) OCD and before doing those posts for you I have to listen to the whole album religiously, dissect its lyrics, read a few official reviews and a few user reviews, think about it, and then write about in a very precise and eloquent fashion, which requires a lot of time and revisions. But, I am starting to rethink this tedious  process because music is like art, it is not about what it is, it’s about what it makes you feel, or something like that! Also, I want to introduce you to many great artists and bands because I know how can music revive the soul, and inspire the mind. And isn’t just so great to find THAT one album that you listen to on repeat for months, and then years later when you hear it again, you’re suddenly struck with a vision of younger-you with all its memories, emotions, great triumphs. And really, really stupid mistakes, and at this moment you either laugh or weep.

So enough with the rambling! Next up, I am going to be featuring my home girl, Lana Del Rey, because, really, writing about Lana Del Rey is like a rite of passage to any female music blogger. Oh, did I mention she’s is totally haunting!

To give you a little sneak peak I am also going to be featuring: The 1975, their song “Chocolate” is totally addicting. And Gabriella  Alpin, London Grammar ……….. and many, many more. Stay Tuned!

P.S. I can’t believe that I reached a 1,000 (A THOUSAND) followers. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! You’re the BOMB.COM!

Love,

-Christina

P.S. Sorry for that misleading title!