lunes, 13 de agosto de 2012

"Female Nude Study"

Emilie Houssart

"Female Nude Study"

Charcoal on paper

Emilie Houssart is a Dutch oil painter and printmaker.

She grew up in Norwich, UK, gained a language degree at Durham University, and trained in portraiture at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence on a teaching scholarship, graduating in 2006. Her work since then has included a series of landscape paintings in Norfolk, Italy and Texas, various portraits, a woodcarving and forays into printmaking.

Emilie is inspired by nature in all its enormity and strangeness; by the indignity of death; and the blurry line at the boundaries of humour. Her work is subtle and introspective and requires some time of the viewer. It reflects her great love of the 17th century Dutch Masters and their understanding of light. She is working towards a union of medium and surface which will allow each project to be made in the most appropriate way for its character, and holds among her heroes Rembrandt, Morandi and Mondrian.

Some landscapes and faces can draw us right out of our tangled inner life and make us soar, or wonder, or reflect. This essential energy of a first-hand experience drives Emilie’s work. Her landscapes are painted on location with some studio reworking and the portraits are done directly from models, usually in her studio where high, filtered windows provide beautiful constant light and shadows.

Work by Emilie Houssart is held in private collections across Europe and the States. Her studio is at the Pump Project in East Austin. Emilie accepts select commissions, is available for private tuition and is planning a workshop in Austin for the fall of 2012.

In 2003 Emilie was awarded the American Society of Classical Realism Prize for her first portrait drawing.




Foto: Emilie Houssart

"Female Nude Study"

Charcoal on paper

Emilie Houssart is a Dutch oil painter and printmaker. 

She grew up in Norwich, UK, gained a language degree at Durham University, and trained in portraiture at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence on a teaching scholarship, graduating in 2006. Her work since then has included a series of landscape paintings in Norfolk, Italy and Texas, various portraits, a woodcarving and forays into printmaking. 

Emilie is inspired by nature in all its enormity and strangeness; by the indignity of death; and the blurry line at the boundaries of humour. Her work is subtle and introspective and requires some time of the viewer. It reflects her great love of the 17th century Dutch Masters and their understanding of light. She is working towards a union of medium and surface which will allow each project to be made in the most appropriate way for its character, and holds among her heroes Rembrandt, Morandi and Mondrian. 

Some landscapes and faces can draw us right out of our tangled inner life and make us soar, or wonder, or reflect. This essential energy of a first-hand experience drives Emilie’s work. Her landscapes are painted on location with some studio reworking and the portraits are done directly from models, usually in her studio where high, filtered windows provide beautiful constant light and shadows. 

Work by Emilie Houssart is held in private collections across Europe and the States. Her studio is at the Pump Project in East Austin. Emilie accepts select commissions, is available for private tuition and is planning a workshop in Austin for the fall of 2012. 

In 2003 Emilie was awarded the American Society of Classical Realism Prize for her first portrait drawing.

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