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Nu couche de dos Painting by Amedo Modigalini

Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo Modigalin-Nu couche de dos

Nu couche de dos. 1917. Oil on canvas. Barnes Foundation, Lincoln University, Merion, PA, USA.

Nu Couche De Dos

Modigliani’s art is synonymous with his nude paintings. His nudes are some of the most famous pictures of 20th century. Modigliani’s lush nudes are very famous. His interest in African masks and sculpture is evident in the treatment of his model’s face – flat and mask-like with almond eyes and twisted features. The graceful figurative distortions and large flat areas of color are illustrative of the influence of Cezanne.

Modigliani portrayed unknown people including models, servants and girls from the neighborhood. In 1917, he began painting a series of about 30 female nudes. They are considered as a few of his best works with their warm, glowing color and sensuous rounded forms.

‘Nu Couche De Dos’ is a famous painting among his series of nude pictures.

No other painter of the time has painted the female human body as Modigliani did. The picture invokes involuntary associations of classicism. This is continuation of a great tradition of European painting.

This picture, ‘Nu Couche De Dos’ constitutes a celebration of beauty, immaculateness and perfection and thus an idealization of physical nature. The nude is wholly liberated, even if the artist himself had not thought of making a liberating gesture.
Modigliani excelled at painting nude as a teenager. He was often aggravated that “women of beauty worth painting or sculpting often seem encumbered by their clothes.”

The painting is provocative in the presentation of the subject’s nakedness, but it is sophisticated in composition and color, innocently mundane in pose and expression and at the same time inviting.

The artist has represented the real woman in a convincing manner that indicates both progressive and retrograde attitude towards their sex.

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