Modigliani paintings come from the career of famous Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani and this website is devoted to the paintings of this fine artist. You can find below a great collection of his 25 most art works and there is also detailed information on Amedeo Modigliani himself. The artist also produced many impressive sculptures which themselves received art academic respect but this website concentrates solely on his work with oil on canvas, which remains what he is best known for. There are also Modigliani paintings here.
Amedeo Modigliani was best known for his nude portraits which he created in his own painting style that was quite unique and helped to immediately set his career out from all others at that time. The career of Modigliani started to create interest around the start of the 20th century, but sadly the artist's life was over soon after and his career ultimately cut short. Despite this his years as an artist were highly productive and as such there is still plenty of work to enjoy in this website.
Modigliani paintings typically were figurative and his style is generally classified loosely as Modern. One element of this involved elongated features amongst his portraits which invariably were women, with several featuring frequently as he started to build relationships with his favoured models. This is a frequent scenario for many famous portrait painters and in the case of Modigliani there was the added dimension that many were portrayed nude.
Modigliani was an Italian who found a home for his unusual and highly contemporary painting style in the European art melting pot that was Paris. It was here that similarly creative artists who preferred to live on the edge of society could mix freely and inspire each other with new ideas and influences. It was here that the artist eventually died having fought against alcohol and drug problems which resulted from his poor living conditions plus the unstable mind which he had always struggled with.
Jeanne Hebuterne painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Jeanne Hebuterne can be seen above in one of Modigliani's best portraits. Jeanne Hebuterne herself became well acquainted with the artist and she was to become the best known model of all those that he used. There were several works in which she featured, but this is probably the most impressive.
The paintings of Amedeo Modigliani have grown in popularity in recent years, with his style becoming more readily accepted within the American and European art public. For this reason there are now many reproductions of his original paintings available to buy in many different art formats, with the most popular being framed giclee art prints, posters and stretched canvases. The links provided in this website offer you the chance to buy Modigliani reproductions from Art.com who are the leading international supplier of art products.
Nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Nude paintings were very common for Modigliani, as shown by the likes of Beautiful Roman Girl, Reclining Nude, Seated Nude and Weiblicher Akt Nude. Amedeo was someone who was emotional and charming to many women who were attracted by his highly unusual character and strong desire for non-conformity. This was underlined by the relationships which he held with several women featured in his nude portrait paintings.
Modigliani was a passionate artist who eventually set his emotions against traditional art teachings which he himself had ensured as a young painter. The artist decided that this was very much the wrong way to go and he would furiously tear down renaissance paintings from his own studio once he had come about this polarised new opinion. His fellow dislike of art academics also went hand in hand with this and the painter expelled huge amounts of energy in the continued disliking of these strong institutions.
Madame Van Muyden painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Madame Van Muyden is one of the artist's better known portraits and features the typical approach used by the painter in all of his later portrait paintings where he combined elongated faces and limbs with a consistent colour scheme. The success now apportioned to the work of Modigliani has led to even the models that he used becoming study topics for academics who have become highly curious about his colourful life.
Tuberculosis took over the life of the artist who resorted to drink and drugs in order to disguise the symptoms that otherwise would have given him away and led to Modigliani being subjected to poor reactions from others at a time when the disease had a strong foothold right across France. The side effects of such overuse of these led to his beahaviour becoming more and more extreme over the years that followed his initial contraction of the disease.
Red Head painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Jeanne Hebuterne in Red Shawl painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Jeanne Hebuterne in Red Shawl
Woman with Red Hair painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Woman with Red Hair
Woman in a Large Hat painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Woman in a Large Hat
Reclining Nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Amedeo Modigliani paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Jeune Fille Brune Assise painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Jeune Fille Brune Assise
Jeanne Hebuterne aux Epaules Nues painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Jeanne Hebuterne aux Epaules Nues
Girl with Pigtails painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Girl with Pigtails
Seated Nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Caretaker's Son painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Female Face painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Woman in a Brown Dress painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Woman in a Brown Dress
Cello Player painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Beautiful Roman Girl painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Beautiful Roman Girl
Jean Cocteau painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Weiblicher Akt Nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Weiblicher Akt Nude
Mme Hebuterne in a Blue Chair painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Mme Hebuterne in a Blue Chair
Jeanne Hebuterne painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Pictures by Amedeo Modigliani
Drawings by Amedeo Modigliani
Portrait painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Images by Amedeo Modigliani
Antonia painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Head of a Woman painting by Amedeo Modigliani
Head of a Woman
Woman painting by Amedeo Modigliani
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