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Nude. (Anna Akhmatova) Painting by Amedo Modigalini


Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo Modigalini-Nude. (Anna Akhmatova)Nude. (Anna Akhmatova). c.1911. Pencil on paper. Private collection

Nude – Anna Akhmatova

As a painter Modigliani is well known for his portraits as well as nude paintings. This picture is the sketch of a sitting nude.

Anna Akhmatova, the Russian poet from St. Petersburg came to Paris in 1910. She met Modigliani and with her the artist started his first love affair of his life.

Anna Akhmatova was initially famed for her physical beauty. While she was in Paris, she posed nude for Modigliani.

Modigliani’s treatment of the female body shows on the one hand the influence of classical art and on the other, his modernizing impetus, leading to break established rules so as to portray naked bodies exactly as they appear.

The desire of the artist to preserve the purity of sensation is visible in his drawing. The clear and forceful artistic messages are transmitted skillfully. Depiction of the seated nude shows Modigliani’s entire debt to and admiration for Cezanne.

The Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova, who posed in this picture for Modigliani noted, “You must understand that the resemblance with the model didn’t interest him, merely the pose.”

This composition is in a provocative pose and is full of sensuality. Modigliani as a continuator of Italian Primitive art, through his distinctive method, generated gracefulness to the picture. The artist has exhibited all his sensibilities.

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