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van de FACKERE Jef
“STILL LIFE WITH ANEMONES”

ca 1927

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If one were to see the teapot in real life, it would not be so beautiful. Come to think of it, neither would the flowers. Why then did Fackere paint them in such an inadequate bowl instead of arranging them in a suited vase? In fact, he almost never painted flowers in that commonly accepted way. Maybe the then reigning Impressionist school of thought impelled him to only paint what he saw. After all, there is only beauty in imperfection. The painter is perfect. The flower is perfect. So, the only blatant imperfection is that of the human intervention. Perhaps Fackere struggled with this notion as well: liking and disliking it at the same time. Struggling to forgive the ugliness of mankind on the one hand, but then painting it astonishingly beautifully on the other hand. The choice of anemones is no coincidence. This flower does not do compromise: it either stands up straight as an arrow or, if forced by its environment, will prostrate. Then man comes along and completely ignores its true nature. The passer-by thought they were beautiful and wanted to own their beauty by picking and capturing them. However, he failed miserably, doing no better than a five-year-old picking daisies in the grass and growing bored with them five minutes later. The anemones stand in great contrast with the rose cultivar on the bowl, a flower man has successfully created to his idea of beauty and that is also successfully painted onto the bowl. Perhaps one might say that Jef van de Fackere wanted to express his disgust, albeit doing so very subtly, for Joe Doe's lack of aesthetic prowess. Leave it to the professionals, he must have thought. One can surely sympathise, once more emphasizing Fackere’s artistic genius. Joseph Van de Fackere (Bruges, 30 oktober 1879 - Bruges, 13 oktober 1946) was a Belgian painter of still lifes, land or cityscapes and portraits. Besides teaching both privately and at the Academy in his hometown, he made his living painting children's portraits. However, he always continued to paint from a personal, primordial drive which resulted in a rich oeuvre that assured him of many successful exhibitions. A few of his works even made their way into the internationally renowned Groeninge Museum in Bruges.

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  • Artist
    van de FACKERE Jef (1879 - 1946, Belgian)
  • Creation Year
    ca 1927
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 21.66 in. x W 27.76 in.H 55 cm x W 70.5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Ghent, BE
  • Reference Number
    LU131625617171
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