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François Fressinier is a French artist of remarkable versatility, delicacy and talent. Influenced by the great European masters, he has studied fine art at the Ecole Brassartin Tours. His paintings are exhibited all over the world, including the United States, Europe and Japan.

If François Fressinier’s work appears so familiar and yet so unique, it’s because he makes his own the art which has influenced his style: the frescoes and sculptures of the classical and Hellenistic periods; the fervor, beauty and simplicity of David’s Neoclassical painting; the tempting, innocent beauty of Bouguereau’s Romanticism; the evocative theatricality of the Pre-Raphaelites; the ornamental motifs that embellish the sensuality of Klimt’s art nouveau. Absorbing so many distinct periods and styles, Fressinier’s paintings are a lesson in art history all unto themselves. Yet what strikes viewers even more than the density of these cultural allusions, is the individuality, freshness and versatility of the artist’s style.

Fressinier gracefully moves from the vaporous fresco-like classical paintings such as “I love you,” “The Three Graces,” “Odalisque” and “Pure Innocence” –where beautiful young women seem to emerge like Venuses from the froth of creation– to the allure, vibrant color and ornamentation of the art deco style of “Visions,” “Woman of Love” and “The Pearl,” where the beauty of the feminine form could be confounded with the richness of the background. Each style he touches, the artist transforms, adapting it to his own goals: “My passion is to paint the human figure in all of its intricacies of beauty and life. I am interested in projecting sentiments of admiration and joy with modern images reminiscent of the ancient world.”

Claudia Moscovici, postromanticism.com