What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Under the Knife:



Nielly Francoise

French painter Nielly Francoise is well-known for her portraits, and for good reason. Her style is a little bit cubist, a little bit modern, and whole lot of intimate. She manages to communicate so much through her palette knife that you feel like you know her subjects. I think it’s her portraits’ eyes and lips that most intrigue me. There is something so loaded, so deep and deeply expressive about them, I think I’d recognize her subjects in the street. And her fascinating use of neon-bright colors essentially throws the idea of skin color right out the window.

Her work feels influenced by street and pop art, by Basquiat and Warhol, by Paul Wright, and by David Walker. I really enjoyed looking at her works, and I hope you do, too!

All images property of Nielly Francoise.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Under the Knife:

  1. I wish I could paint with even a fraction of that energy and dynamism, the confidence of the mark making. They are all really striking pieces.

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  2. The lips are beautiful, but those eyes. They are the type that would follow you around the room and look into your very soul.

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  3. WOW. Amazing, exciting!! What a find!! Thank you for posting these!!

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  4. These are phenomenal. Love them.

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