Plus-size Art: Jeanne Lorioz

"Live each day with humour and cure almost everything without noticing..." Jeanne Lorioz.

"Grosses Chaleurs", Lorioz

Source: Stephanie Hoppen Gallery

Jeanne Lorioz was born in 1954 and started selling her paintings all over the world from 1993. She chose to paint on wood instead of canvas, and mostly full-figured women with enormous bottoms seen from the back :)

"Plus rien a se mettre", Lorioz

Source: Stephanie Hoppen Gallery

She loves to paint women's over-exaggerated silhouettes, because she finds playfulness and sensuality in drawing curvy bodies. In her delightful paintings, Jeanne seems to openly laugh at the notion of magazine beauty.

"Petit corsage blanc", Lorioz

Source: Stephanie Hoppen Gallery

As for her inspiration: she thanks Fernando Botero (Colombian painter born in 1932) for freeing contemporary painters from current beauty canons. She also admires Nikki de Saint-Phalle work who magnifies women's curvy bodies with joy, playfulness and colors.

"La Chute", Lorioz

Source: Stephanie Hoppen Gallery

She chose to paint women from the back because she always was disturbed by seeing faces that can remind of living people or people who existed. A woman seen from the back stays anonymous and can adapt better to anyone's personal universe.

Source: Figuration Feminine

While much of her work is playful, many pieces also have a gently nostalgic feeling that borders on melancholy.

Source: Figuration Feminine

I just love this french painter, her paintings are so full of sensuality and humour :) Also her technique is exquisite. Jeanne honors women, their joy, their curves, their maternal beauty as if they were the new goddesses of the 21st century.

You can see more of her paintings on her official website.

I hope you enjoy her work as I do !

Curvily yours,

Gipsy B.

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