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

Repost: Under the Knife



Nielly Francoise

5/31/16: French painter Françoise Nielly 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!

You can see more of Françoise Nielly’s beautiful work on her website and on Facebook and her Instagram Fan Gallery.

All images property of Francoise Nielly.


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!

4 thoughts on “Repost: Under the Knife

  1. There are a few that I really like but all of them are good and entertaining.

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  2. Good control of the knife.

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