Each painter is associated with particular styles, techniques and sources of inspiration. This is the case for Françoise de Felice, an icon of Baroque painting and Impressionism. For connoisseurs and art enthusiasts, she is an artist with a strong reputation. For the general public, her history and the figurative art of her works remain unknown.
The history of Françoise de Felice
The daughter of an Italian and a French woman, Françoise de Felice was born in 1952 in Paris. She owes her career as a painter of figurative art mainly to her grandmother. Indeed, her grandmother introduced her to the techniques of graphic art in her childhood. She was then able to develop her talents by attending the Sorbonne and the Beaux-Arts.
Françoise de Felice represents a pillar in the court of impressionist painting. She worked in free audition in order to combine the techniques of the impressionist and to discover all the possible combinations. In this way, she was able to develop her own style of figurative art using almost liquid fades and a drawing of great precision and finesse. Françoise de Felice has spent almost all her life in the French capital.
The style of Françoise de Felice
Françoise de Felice’s works are distinguished above all by her inspiration from a feminine world. In her paintings, she emphasises women’s faces representing gentleness and sorrow. Through the use of liquid and oil on canvas fades, the artist has had no difficulty in presenting her philosophy and world view in an original way.
Other paintings by Françoise de Felice display other emotions, namely eroticism, romanticism or melancholy. Her portraits are characterized by a time travel where she draws her inspiration to draw great female characters of the past. The mixture of colours is also a particularity of Françoise de Felice’s works.
Françoise de Felice’s figurative art has won several competitions and artistic prizes: First Prize of the Conseil Général in 2000, Madeleine Coudrec de la Formation Taylor in 2016, 6th pictorial of Vauville in 2004, etc.
Françoise de Felice’s work continues to be exhibited in various exhibitions and galleries. Her paintings are easy to recognize through the faces of women with a soft mixed colour combined with precise and fine contours. However, there are some paintings that are better known than others: Mélodie, La fille au chat, La statue, La doyenne, Les sœurs en neige, Virginia…