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Monique Leliefeld Mysterious Power VI, 2020

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Gallery Sorelle Sciarone

Voorschoten, Netherlands

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Monique Leliefeld, Mysterious Power VI
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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Painting : acrylic

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    15.7 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

  • Support

    Painting on canvas on stretcher

  • Framing

    Black wood floater frame

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    17.3 x 33.1 x 1.2 inch

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Immediately catches the eye is the solid red sphere with a thick black outline. This is to the left of the middle in the painting by Monique Leliefeld. On closer inspection, the red is not even, but there is a fine network of meshes, which is slightly reminiscent of the canvas used by painters. The mesh is subtly represented by the colours soft pink and orange, colours close to red.

    The use of colour in the rest of the work cannot be any different: there is a sea of ​​blue-green in which the red sphere is located. There is a myriad of other spheres, all smaller than the red one, but all without a displayed outline, but with the same sense of texture. The one painted on the lower right comes close in size to the largest. A group of seven in the centre of the canvas, the top of which seems to want to leave the image plane, are one size smaller. Then there are clusters of small green-blue spheres that flee from about the centre of the painting to the top left and right.

    In this abstract painting, Monique Leliefeld has depicted her round shapes on a "background" that gives the feeling of an undulating landscape. At the bottom of the image plane, these are calm waves, in which there is a play of thin, vertical lines to the left and right. In the centre, this is a jagged surface reminiscent of a sea surface of barnacles, coral, or anemones. The fact that almost the entire work has the colour of the ocean plays a role in this. On the sides of the work, we see steeper lines, in which the surfaces are again filled with other motifs. On the one hand, there is a soft feel to the edges of the canvas, towards the centre, it appears sharper and gives an almost rocky surface. All the way in the middle, the different elements open up and show an evenly filled U-shape.

    The colour that fills almost the entire image area is blue-green. This colour is reflected in various shades, from deep dark, such as in the contours of the spheres in the centre of the canvas, to intense light, in the irregular shapes at the bottom centre of the painting. These different hues reflect the different textures in work and are in sharp contrast to the saturated red sphere that gives access to her work. The effect of this is overall a feeling of calm. That's because of the different elements - the spheres, the waves, the verticals, the irregularities - a sense of movement and depth is suggested. The eye continues to wander over this wide canvas, each time ending up at the red.

    The landscape format of Mysterious power VI seems to indicate a landscape. However, the subject of this landscape is unclear due to its abstraction. The slopes, the free play of the spheres of different sizes, and the opening to a dark blue-green view are reminiscent of the bottom of the sea. However, this does not explain the red element linking from the centre. Perhaps its dark outline also hints at this: does this element belong here?

    Mysterious power VI makes you think. The abstract qualities of the work continue to fascinate while the range of different surfaces forms a continuous voyage of discovery. Monique Leliefeld has created a painting that exudes tranquillity, but due to the contrast with the saturated red, it encourages the viewer to take action. This work is balance.
    --Description was written in by Art Historian Wouter Maas for Gallery Sorelle Sciarone. English Translation by Art Historian Tascha Sciarone
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Monique Leliefeld

Netherlands Born in: 1950

Monique Leliefeld is a Dutch painter of emotion. Her figurative technique is excellent and she uses her precise style to capture fleeting emotions inside abstract paintings. Truly evoking emotions from the viewer with her work.


Leliefeld works and reworks her work until an essence of emotion are distilled into her forms. Standing in front of her work immediately twangs an emotion in the viewer. Her joie de vivre series evokes an immediate sense of happiness. The emotion in Mysterious Power is not a raw or wild, but subdued strength. Her technique masterfully works in texture and different stratification in all her work.


Leliefeld works and reworks her work until an essence of emotion are distilled into her forms. Standing in front of her work immediately twangs an emotion in the viewer. Her joie de vivre series evokes an immediate sense of happiness. The emotion in Mysterious Power is not a raw or wild, but subdued strength. Her technique masterfully works in texture and different stratification in all her work.

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