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Woman in Yellow Jacket - Painting by Amedo Modigalini

Woman in Yellow Jacket - Famous Art work & Drawing by Amedo ModigaliniWoman in Yellow Jacket (The Amazon). 1909. Oil on canvas. 92 x 65 cm.

Woman in Yellow Jacket

The portraits painted by Modigliani are very famous. In Paris, he got the inspiration in portraiture from his contemporary artists Cezanne, Toulose-Lautrec and Picasso.

Through the influence of Dr. Paul Alexandre, Modigliani got lot of portrait commissions. Through the friendship of Alexandre, Modigliani got the first portrait commission from Baroness Marguirite de Hasse de Villers. At the last stage of painting this portrait, Modigliani painted her red riding jacket in yellow color. She refused the portrait and Paul Alexandre bought that under the name ‘Women in Yellow Jacket.’

Modigliani painted this impressive portrait in 1909, and it is known today as ‘The Amazon.’ In the preparatory stage of a portrait, Modigliani used to slowly encircle his subject playing through various possibilities of expression before finally arriving at a subtle understanding of the subject.

He has depicted Baroness with her arrogance, self- confidence, pride and flirtatiousness as well as a great measure of reserve in her gaze. On completion, she harshly rejected the portrait and refused to pay for that. Her action itself confirms that the artist was correct in depicting her as an arrogant woman.

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