La pute, Circa 1991

by Joseph Franceli

Painting : acrylic 48 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


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Painting: acrylic

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48 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Origin: France

Franceli, Joseph Biascamano called Franceli.

From a family of fishermen, this autodidact began to paint from an early age. Particularly gifted, he made his first exhibition at ... twelve years old.

After a brief stay at the School of Fine Arts in Montpellier, he returned to Sète and frequented the studio of François Desnoyer at Mont Saint Clair where he perfected his skills with the painter Moreno. It was at this time that they met Germaine and Attila at the Attila asylum, the Montmartre Sète, a bit rogue and without manners, where artists and bourgeois from the region and elsewhere mingle, such as Sarthou and even Picasso once. passing. Adventurous and unstable he travels the whole world as a sailor and forgets his natural vocation as an artist a little while painting from time to time sea scenes and stopovers always in free expression, full of color of life, d interrogation and imagination. Sac à terre, we find him in Paris where he binds with Gen Paul then a time in Céret influenced by Soutine before returning to Sète. He will present his canvases in solo but also with Fusaro, Baboulène, Routnef. He also exhibited presented by André Gelis and A.Freises curator of the Paul Valery Museum with the painters of the Sétoise school Desnoyer, Blondel, Pierre Francois, Combas, Di Rosa, Cervera and Cosentino in the 90s. His recognition will suffer from a difficult character when, by all accounts, he had the assets to be recognized as a very great painter. Maybe over time...
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Joseph Franceli

Joseph Franceli

France  • 1938

Joseph Franceli is a French artist born in Sète in 1938. He passed away in Balaruc-les-Bains in 2020. Coming from a family of fishermen, this self-taught artist started painting at an early age. Particularly gifted, he did his first exhibition at the age of 12. After a short passage by the School of Fine Arts of Montpellier, he came back to his hometown and regularly attended the workshop of Francois Desnoyer. An amateur sailor, he travelled the world before finally coming back and settling in Sète.

In his very particular style, Franceli's work represents one of the strong points of the school of Séte. His very powerful, colorful and humorous paintings immediately capture the public's attention and reflect his strong artistic personality.

His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in France, besides the work of Fusaro, Baboulene, Routneff, Combas, Di Rosa and Desnoyer.

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