Portrait of Beatrice Painting
by Amedo Modigalini
Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo Modigalini-Portrait
of Beatrice Hastings
Portrait of Beatrice
Modigliani adopted the ‘Expressionist’ style of painting,
in which the depiction of emotion was primary. In this ‘Portrait
of Beatrice’, the emotion is blended with twisted reality for a
Modigliani was a handsome and attractive man, who lured women easily.
He met the eccentric English poet Beatrice Hastings in 1914 and she became
Beatrice was a pompous and haughty woman. She was the model of many of
Modigliani’s paintings, which eventually resulted in a famous series
of fourteen portraits entitled “Madam Pompadour – Portraits
of Beatrice Hastings.”
Beatrice was a very proud writer, literary critic and also was a vocal
feminist. Due to her haughtiness, Modigliani nicknamed her Madam Pompadour
and created her portraits. The portraits are famous for their ability
to portray the close relationship between Beatrice and the artist.
Modigliani always gave importance to the facial feature of the subject.
The portrait is sharp and projected in this manner as the artist adopted
the style of Cubism.
Modigliani has depicted her as an aristocratic ‘English Madame’.
The portrait, through its title subtlety, depicted the relationship between
King Louis V and his mistress, which ironically manifested Modigliani’s
relationship with Beatrice Hastings.
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