for Beautiful Arts, Ieper Belgium
of Higher Art Education (Division ‘Art painting’)
figure- and observation drawing and Art history.
of Higher Art Education, Final degree.
painting and Art
The work of Stefan Goethals is in the first place characterized by
Stefaan expresses very strongly with consummate skill. He offers his
work an enormous capacity of evocation. The work’s mission is to
express the “Heartistic”.
In the second place this artist distinguishes himself by his
diversity. Different techniques and materials are used in his
work: pencil, charcoal and brushed drawings in Indian ink,
aquarelles, oil and acryl paint on canvas...
Very remarkable and original are his collage technics.
Besides this, three themes can be marked in the artist’s
work: the landscape, the naked and the portrait.
Like a thread through these themes are the references to the five
Earth, water, air, fire and the cosmos.
Mostly the work is done in series:
In the last few years the currenting design of water, the flowing,
the changing element, as a symbol of life’s power were performing.
We can also mark the luminous canvases which describe the impervious
The beauty of the female body remains a source of inspiration for
the artist. Stefaan doesn’t conceal his admiration for the human
The naked portraits made of substantial line patterns, alternated by
vibrating lines of aquarelle paintings, the use of pencil and
charcoal ... demonstrate us the fragility of the human body in its
Certain artistic creations of Stefaan can’t deny their origin.
His wandering in Southern France and the Flemish Heuvelland, with
their astonishing nature and their peace and quiet gave him the
power and fresh fuel to create the “Heartistic” Art.