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About the WorkFrançois Fressinier’s signature style superimposes his female subjects, allowing them to become one with the background. “Mélodie Vénitienne” is a hand-signed serigraph on canvas. The image size is 36 x 28 - inches.
“Mélodie Vénitienne” displays a beautiful woman in a red-orange dress playing the violin. Her hair is curly and brown with a red flower in it. She seems to be playing an enchanting song in a marvelous building with ancient architecture. One can imagine how lovely this song sounds, combined with the natural. Behind her, a music sheet stand is positioned amongst beautiful pink and white flowers. To the woman’s left are two statues embracing each other, which adds to the romance and beauty of the scene. The primary colors that make up this composition are red-orange, beige and brown.
Fressinier credits music as one of his massive influences in art. He prefers to listen to music while working in his studio. Fressinier has even created many masterpieces of his favorite musical icons, including Elvis, Rihanna and more. His work is mostly comprised of portraits of women as he is enamored by their features. These works include celebrities like Kate Moss and Grace Jones who are often associated as figures of beauty and feminine pride.
As a young man, Fressinier discovered the world of art and paintings, and he wanted to be a part of it. He was, as a child, surrounded by art in France because of his parents’ love of drawing, painting, and admiration for many artists. As he is primarily a figurative artist who incorporates abstract and graphic elements in his work, Fressinier feels his work aims to say that beauty is all around us, but especially within us. We are surrounded by beauty at every moment, and everywhere, it is right there as a gift, and you can receive it or reject it.
About the Artist
Born in Cognac, France in 1968 to scholarly portrait photographer parents with an affinity for aesthetics, it was fitting that modern figurative artist, François Fressinier, would develop a unique, enchanting style. His father’s admiration for the works of the Old Masters and his exposure to some of the world’s most historic places, along with France’s Gallo-Roman ruins and Gothic churches inclined François to explore and create figurative, symbolic artwork. In addition, his education at the Ecole Brassart in Tours afforded him the opportunity to study the drawings and paintings of old and new masters. He cites inspiration from artists like Rembrandt for showing us the soul of his sitters, Van Dyke for his elegance, Bonnard’s palette, Fuchs for the fantastic world he invented; all of which influence his style today.