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Schilderijen en tekeningen van de Belgische kunstenaar Jef Janssens
Jef Janssens is a Belgian artist born in Liège in 1933. He is a painter and pastelist, draftsman. Largely self-taught. Already lived in Ghent as a child, where he also received his education under the direction of H. Verbaere. Debuted in 1960 as a catoonist under the pseudonym Jans. Husband of Cécile Verplancke. On the advice of his cousin Roger Trente, he switched to painting in 1965. Main themes: the countryside, with mainly horses, but also harvest scenes and landscapes, and the human figure, with the child and the woman as the main source of inspiration. From the press: "Striking is the smoothness with which he depicts the posture or gesture of his child figures. Just as cleverly he brings in a few lines and draw nudes, sometimes only a torso, and more elaborate character heads full of expression" and "Where it are intimate. landscapes with the inseparable horses or cows, JJ manages to bring the subject to the forefront stylistically and pictorially. By portraying the background somewhat blurred, he creates an atmospheric rural scene in which humans and animals play an emotional role ". Mentioned in Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Paul Piron, The Belgian visual artists from the 19th to the 21st century.
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