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Francine Van Hove

France Born in: 1942 Emergent Artist

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, Etude pour Roi, Dame, Valet, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Etude pour Roi, Dame, Valet, 2008
50 x 52 cm
Drawing

€ 1,600

Francine Van Hove, La petite lampe 1930, Painting

Francine Van Hove

La petite lampe 1930, 2008
54 x 81 cm
Painting

€ 13,000

Francine Van Hove, Sommeil profond, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Sommeil profond, 2018
56 x 76 cm
Drawing

€ 2,500

Francine Van Hove, Isabelle a bu son thé, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Isabelle a bu son thé, 2009
50 x 65 cm
Drawing

€ 2,000

Francine Van Hove, Plaisirs du matin, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Plaisirs du matin, 2017
81 x 65 cm
Painting

€ 15,000

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

Francine Van Hove

Etude pour "L'Heure bleue", 2008
50 x 65 cm
Drawing

€ 2,000

Francine Van Hove, Les deux belles, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Les deux belles, 2012
92 x 73 cm
Painting

€ 17,200

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

Francine Van Hove

Etude pour "Les Bas noirs", 2010
77 x 57 cm
Drawing

€ 2,500

Francine Van Hove, La Chaînette, Painting

Francine Van Hove

La Chaînette, 2012
22 x 27 cm
Painting

€ 5,000

Francine Van Hove, Ivanka, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Ivanka, 2019
50 x 65 cm
Drawing

€ 3,000

Francine Van Hove, Le Marque-page, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Le Marque-page, 2013
60 x 73 cm
Painting

€ 13,000

Francine Van Hove, Un peu de rouge, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Un peu de rouge, 2011
50 x 65 cm
Painting

€ 11,000

Francine Van Hove, La Sieste de Juliaz, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

La Sieste de Juliaz, 2016
50 x 65 cm
Drawing

€ 2,000

Francine Van Hove, Narcisse, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Narcisse, 2016
50 x 65 cm
Drawing

€ 2,000

Francine Van Hove, Les pieds dans le soleil, Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Les pieds dans le soleil, 2016
75 x 106 x 0.2 cm
Drawing

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The Quarantine Diary

Jean-Marie Oger

The Quarantine Diary
From March 23 To May 11, 2020

Van Hove - Florilegium

Jean-Marie Oger

Van Hove - Florilegium
From August 28, 2019 To September 28, 2019

YIA Art Fair #11 Paris

Jean-Marie Oger

YIA Art Fair #11 Paris
From October 18, 2017 To October 20, 2017

YIA Art Fair #09 Bruxelles

Jean-Marie Oger

YIA Art Fair #09 Bruxelles
From April 18, 2017 To April 22, 2017

Still life - Style of life

Jean-Marie Oger

Still life - Style of life
From March 17, 2016 To March 30, 2016

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