Hanneke Benade

Benade, Hanneke

Hanneke Benade - Hannekeís award-winning soft pastels are quiet and pensive figurative works, depicted with exquisitely delicate formal skill. Characteristically focusing on women shown in calm, contemplative poses, her figures are bathed in a tranquil light creating a timeless, Baroque-like stillness. They are private scenes with an ethereal mood, inviting the viewer to quietly admire their world of peaceful mediation.Hannekeís paintings have been exhibited around South Africa in a number of public exhibitions and collections and she receives regular private commissions. Alongside her painting Hanneke has lectured at the University of Pretoria and curated agroup exhibition of...read biography

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