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Francine Van Hove

Born in: 1942 France

Emergent Artist

Francine Van Hove

Biography

Francine Van Hove draws and paints young women. Her models collaborate with the artist to find the best poses that they must hold for hours. Preparatory drawing sessions enable the painter to capture the casual gesture as well as its graphic and sculptural qualities. Her figurative nude drawings and paintings are realistic, natural and sweet insights into everyday scenes.

Under an apparent simplicity, her everyday life scenes keep a kind of mystery. In a safe place, unconscious or unconcerned by their own beauty, young girls let themselves enjoy laziness or everyday pleasures: reading, having tea, daydreaming or sleeping. Sometimes pensive, other times melancholic, they forbid us the access to their inner life and stay in a way elusive. Francine Van Hove's work reflects a feeling of impossibility of communication and a saving loneliness, as a retreat deliberately chosen to be protected from the noise of the world.

Influenced by Greek sculpture, Flemish painting and the Italian Renaissance, Francine Van Hove seeks to perpetuate the classical tradition of painting: her refined work brings a sensation of wonder through the play of light, the rendering of the textures and the richness of details. Her skillfully modelled bodies impose a dreamy harmony through the perfection of their confident gestures.

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Francine Van Hove, Sommeil profond, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Sommeil profond, 2018
22 x 29.9 inch
Drawing

$2,825

Francine Van Hove, La petite lampe 1930, Painting

Francine Van Hove

La petite lampe 1930, 2008
21.3 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$14,689

Francine Van Hove, Etude pour "Les Bas noirs", Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Etude pour "Les Bas noirs", 2010
30.3 x 22.4 inch
Drawing

$2,825

Francine Van Hove, Ivanka, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Ivanka, 2019
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Drawing

$3,390

Francine Van Hove, Isabelle a bu son thé, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Isabelle a bu son thé, 2009
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Drawing

$2,260

Francine Van Hove, Les deux belles, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Les deux belles, 2012
36.2 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$19,434

Francine Van Hove, Un peu de rouge, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Un peu de rouge, 2011
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$12,429

Francine Van Hove, Plaisirs du matin, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Plaisirs du matin, 2017
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$16,949

Our recommendations Francine Van Hove, Etude pour "L'Heure bleue", Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Etude pour "L'Heure bleue", 2008
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Drawing

$2,260

Francine Van Hove, La Sieste de Juliaz, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

La Sieste de Juliaz, 2016
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Drawing

$2,260

Francine Van Hove, Le Marque-page, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Le Marque-page, 2013
23.6 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$14,689

Francine Van Hove, Narcisse, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Narcisse, 2016
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Drawing

$2,260

Francine Van Hove, Les pieds dans le soleil, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Les pieds dans le soleil, 2016
29.5 x 41.7 x 0.1 inch
Drawing

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  • nude painting

  • everyday life painting

  • drawing

  • portrait drawing

  • nude drawing

  • everyday life drawing

  • oil painting

  • ​charcoal drawing

  • pastel

  • french artist