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Modigliani’s nude art is quite different from his non nude portraits. As a matter of methodology, his non nude pictures contain abstract artifacts like elongation and other deformation of faces, whereas his nude art is closer to reality. The models of his nude paintings dictate the way he depicts them by their natural form.
“The Seated Nude” is an elegant arresting arrangement of curved lines and planes.
The name of Modigliani is almost synonymous with his nude art. These works have attracted the lion’s share of attention by viewers. No other painter of the century has painted the female human body as he did. This is a symptom of Modigliani’s position between traditional art and modern art. Yet, his nudes evoke involuntary associations of classicism. They are continuation of a great tradition of European Painting thematically as well as in the spiritual interpretation of the theme.
The painting constitutes a celebration of beauty, immaculateness and
perfection. The picture disperses with an idealized visual context and
can be understood as a contribution to the freeing of sex from moralistic
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