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Magda Francot
"Het Gelukkige Gesternte (Under A Fortunate. Constellation)" Oils on canvas glued to board, 60 x 80 cm
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Let us have a look at contemporary symbolic art. Its representative is a Belgian painter Magda Francot. Strong composition, perfect corresponding of form to content are characteristic for her creation. Even heavyweight, sometimes primitive manner of painting helps to create these qualities.

Magda Francot exploits such properties of symbolic art, as realistic representation of transcendental reality and mystery; of love and death's cults; of demonic woman; of evening's twilight; of inclination for the Middle Ages and mythological plots; of figures who similar to statues; of stylization; of poor colour; of similarity of details to reality and dissimilarity of totality to one.

What Magda's features are different from symbolists of the beginning of 20th century? More naturality, less admiration for affected play on lines strike the eye at first. Influence over funk art and conceptual art are felt too.

Undoubtedly Magda Francot can stand near most considerable artists women, can be compared to Dutch painter of 17th century Judith Leyster or to big figure of 20th century Soviet sculptor Vera Muhina http://juratemacnoriute.tripod.com/Vera_Muhina.html.

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"Medusa I"
 
More paintings of Magda Francot at:   http://magda-francot-art.com/Symbolic%20Art%20Gallery%20II.htm
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