Painting by Amedo
Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo Modigalini
Portrait of Pedro
“Portrait of Pedro”, also known as “The Typographer”
is one of the most famous paintings by Modigliani. This portrait is a
masterpiece of Modigliani’s mature period.
The elongated face, the graceful swan-like neck, the sensuous pursed
lips and the impenetrable almond eyes – all these are characteristic
traits of the distinctive figurative style developed by Modigliani.
This painting is a reference of the key sources that Modigliani combined
to create his unique and imitable style. The sinuous neck, elongated hands
and fluid contours of the portrait remind the art of the Italian Mannecrosts
Pamigianino and Pontormo. The art of modern masters, particularly Cezanne,
had also influenced Modigliani’s portraiture.
The sculpture of Constantin Brancusi was another major source for Modigliani’s
figural style. Further, Portrait of Pedro illustrates Modigliani’s
interest in African sculpture.
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