Study for Portrait of Frank
Painting by Amedo Modigalini
Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo Modigalini
-Study for Portrait of Frank
Study of Portrait of Frank
Modigliani had his formal training in Florence and Venice, studying the
15th century painter, Botticelli. His unique linear style combined this
influence with that of Italian sculptor, Constantin Brancusi. Modigliani
began painting elongated portraits.
Modigliani who was known as a prolific painter carved a few stone sculptures.
These abstracted elongated ‘Heads’ had a significant stylish
impact on his portrait paintings. The “Woman’s Head”,
a sculpture in lime-stone by Modigliani, which had its strong connection
to African sculpture, was originally owned by Frank Burty Haviland, an
American painter lived in France, whose African art collection was known
to Modigliani. It is fitting that Modigliani painted this portrait of
The Franco American artist, Frank Haviland played a major part in the
cubist pictorial advent and was present in the adventure experienced in
Caret throughout 20th century. He instigated the coming of Picasso and
Braque to Caret.
Frank Burty Haviland hailed from the Haviland family, manufacturers of
the famous Limoges Porcelain. Frank was influenced by the cubist movement
and painted several master pieces depicting Caret and Paris. Later he
departed from the cubist movement in favor of a classical style, portraying
the scenes around him.
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