Girl with Pigtails

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:70824

Amedeo Modigliani's "Girl with Pigtails," painted in 1918, is a truly special artwork. This captivating portrait features a young girl with endearing pigtails, exuding innocence and charm. Modigliani's unique style shines through the elongated lines and tender expression, showcasing his ability to convey both simplicity and depth. The painting's significance lies in its portrayal of youthful beauty and Modigliani's skillful use of form and color. "Girl with Pigtails" stands as a timeless representation of the artist's ability to capture the essence of his subjects, leaving a lasting impression on art enthusiasts and reflecting the early 20th-century fascination with modernism.

65 cm

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Total € 295

Title: “”Captivating Innocence: Amedeo Modigliani’s Girl with Pigtails (1918)””

Year Painted: 1918

Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Girl with Pigtails,”” painted in 1918, is a truly exceptional and beloved artwork in the realm of portraiture. This mesmerizing portrait depicts a young girl with endearing pigtails, radiating an air of innocence and charm. The painting is a testament to Modigliani’s distinctive artistic style, characterized by elongated forms, graceful lines, and an emotive simplicity that captures the essence of his subjects.

In “”Girl with Pigtails,”” Modigliani masterfully portrays the girl’s youthful beauty through tender details and delicate brushwork. The elongation of her figure is a hallmark of Modigliani’s signature style, giving the portrait a sense of elegance and sophistication. The pigtails, rendered with care, add a touch of childlike sweetness, making the subject even more endearing to the viewer.

The significance of “”Girl with Pigtails”” goes beyond its aesthetic appeal. It represents a period of great creativity and experimentation in the early 20th-century art scene, where artists were exploring new ways to break away from traditional norms. Modigliani’s unique approach to portraiture, characterized by his ability to capture the inner essence of his subjects, contributed to the rise of modernism in the art world.

Moreover, this painting serves as a poignant reminder of the artist’s short yet impactful life. Modigliani’s career was marred by poverty and health issues, making his artistic contributions all the more remarkable. Despite facing adversities, he managed to create a body of work that continues to resonate with art lovers worldwide.

“”Girl with Pigtails”” also stands as a celebration of youthful innocence, a timeless theme that transcends cultural and temporal boundaries. The girl’s gentle expression and pigtails evoke nostalgia for simpler times, reminding viewers of the universal experiences of childhood.

Today, this painting remains an iconic representation of Modigliani’s artistic genius and the larger movement towards modernism in the early 20th century. It is held in high esteem in prominent art collections and museums around the world, drawing admirers with its captivating portrayal of innocence and the artist’s unique visual language.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Girl with Pigtails”” is an extraordinary and cherished masterpiece that captures the essence of youthful beauty. Painted in 1918, the artwork exemplifies Modigliani’s distinctive style and his ability to convey profound emotions through simplicity. As a representation of the modernist movement and a celebration of innocence, the painting continues to enchant and inspire audiences, securing its place as a very special and highly sought-after piece in the history of art.

Original size:
45.4 x 59.1 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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