Nude Looking over Her Right
Shoulder Painting by Amedo Modigalini
Nude looking over Her Right Shoulder
Modigliani’s oeuvre was unique and idiosyncratic thanks to the influence primitive art, a range of genres and art movements and artists in his circle of friends and associates.
Modigliani’s nude pictures are well known. “Nude looking over Her Right Shoulder” is a monumental masterpiece of Modigliani. The painting is particularly erotic and the figure is outlined describing an elongated torso sensuously modeled with flesh tones.
Lying on the white colored bed with a white pillow as support, she turns her frank, kohl-eyed gaze on the viewer. The artist has painted this nude using a professional model. The painting looks as a sculpture made on canvas, an image of erotic beauty.
Nude art is an integral part of Modigliani’s works. His nude art is closer to reality. The model of his nude art dictates the way he pictures them by their natural form.
The intensity and intimacy shown in this painting are the unique aspects of Modigliani’s nude art. The picture is a fine example of Modigliani’s figure painting. The picture has an elegant arresting arrangement of curves lines and planes as well as striking idealization of feminine sexuality.
In Modigliani’s painting, we can find the influence of Byzantium traditions as well as Old Russian iconography. What cannot be seen with an ordinary look can be found in the paintings of Modigliani. Through his pictures, Modigliani has illustrated that irrational way of viewing the world makes it more transparent.
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