Painting by Amedo
Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo Modigalini
Female Nude with Hat
This is one of the most powerful and lyrical paintings by Modigliani.
The linear treatment of the neck, breasts and arms is common for the
artist’s nude paintings. This is one of the very few pictures by
Modigliani in which the head is virtually absent. Modigliani has chosen
to concentrate on the broad sweep of the body which has stillness. It
is this subtle inflection that gives the picture its strength and grace.
Modigliani painted this picture shortly after his first series of four
nude paintings – “Nudo Dolente.”
The female nudes drawn by Modigliani are outstanding for their elongated
necks and sloe eyes. The artist had a great talent for nuance and adventurous
palette. Modigliani’s works are instantly recognizable by his skewed
style. His drawings have a lightness of line and an organic energy reminiscent
of the Nouveau era. They are generally excellent and his nudes cause something
of a sensation. The artist has portrayed the nude as a demure and sad
woman who doesn’t have the elegance of Ingre’s Odalisques
or Botticelli’s graces or Velasquez’s Rokeby Venus.
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