L’enfant Gras

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:70826

Amedeo Modigliani's "L'enfant Gras" ("The Chubby Child"), painted in 1918, is an exceptionally special artwork. The portrait depicts a cherubic and endearing young child with delightful innocence. Modigliani's masterful use of color and form captures the child's tender essence, creating a sense of warmth and joy. This painting stands out as a departure from his usual focus on elongated figures, highlighting Modigliani's versatility as an artist. "L'enfant Gras" is a timeless celebration of the beauty of childhood, evoking a heartfelt connection with viewers and making it a truly cherished and significant piece in the artist's body of work.

61 cm

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Title: “”Cherishing Innocence: Amedeo Modigliani’s L’enfant Gras (1918)””

Year Painted: 1918

Amedeo Modigliani’s “”L’enfant Gras,”” painted in 1918, is an extraordinary and cherished artwork that holds a special place in the realm of portraiture. This captivating painting depicts a cherubic and endearing young child, radiating delightful innocence and joy.

In “”L’enfant Gras,”” Modigliani showcases his versatility as an artist. Unlike his signature focus on elongated figures, here, he captures the essence of childhood with a more rounded and tender portrayal. The child’s round cheeks and gleeful expression create a sense of warmth and heartfelt connection with the viewer.

One of the reasons this painting is considered very special is the masterful use of color and form. Modigliani’s skillful handling of colors brings vibrancy to the canvas, enhancing the child’s lively charm. The interplay of light and shadow adds depth to the portrait, making it come alive.

This painting stands out as a celebration of the beauty and purity of childhood. Modigliani’s ability to encapsulate the child’s innocence in a single brushstroke is truly remarkable. The child’s joyful demeanor exudes an enchanting aura that evokes fond memories and a sense of nostalgia in the viewer.

“”L’enfant Gras”” also provides a glimpse into the artist’s emotional journey. During the time of its creation, Modigliani was facing personal struggles and health issues. It is believed that painting the child brought him solace and a sense of hope, reflected in the tender portrayal of innocence.

Moreover, “”L’enfant Gras”” showcases Modigliani’s profound empathy for his subjects. He possessed a unique ability to connect with the sitter on a deeper level, allowing him to infuse his portraits with genuine emotion and humanity.

The painting’s significance is further heightened by its rarity. Modigliani’s works are highly sought-after, and “”L’enfant Gras”” remains a treasured piece in prominent art collections and museums around the world.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s “”L’enfant Gras,”” painted in 1918, is a truly exceptional and cherished artwork that captures the essence of childhood innocence with heartfelt beauty. Its vibrant colors, tender portrayal, and the artist’s emotional connection to the subject make it a standout piece in his body of work. As a celebration of the purity of childhood and Modigliani’s artistic genius, “”L’enfant Gras”” continues to captivate art enthusiasts, securing its place as a very special and highly esteemed painting in the history of portraiture.

Original size:
37.5 x 45.5 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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