Portrait of Henri Laurens

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:70802

Amedeo Modigliani's "Portrait of Henri Laurens" is a captivating painting that was created in 1915. This artwork holds great significance due to its unique style and the relationship between the two artists. Modigliani, known for his elongated figures and expressive features, skillfully captures the essence of his fellow sculptor and friend Henri Laurens. The painting showcases Modigliani's mastery in portraying emotion and depth through simplified forms and bold brushstrokes. "Portrait of Henri Laurens" not only reflects the artistic bond between the two visionaries but also stands as a remarkable example of Modigliani's distinct artistic style that continues to captivate art enthusiasts to this day.

68 cm

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Title: Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Portrait of Henri Laurens””: An Iconic Artwork of 1915

Year Painted: 1915

Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Portrait of Henri Laurens”” is a remarkable masterpiece that was painted in 1915. This iconic artwork showcases Modigliani’s unique style and represents a significant milestone in his artistic career.

Henri Laurens, a renowned sculptor and close friend of Modigliani, served as the subject for this portrait. Modigliani’s fascination with Laurens as both an artist and a person is evident in the painting. He captures Laurens’ distinct features with a blend of simplicity and elegance, using elongated forms and stylized features to convey the essence of his friend.

The painting stands out for its expressive qualities and emotional depth. Modigliani masterfully portrays Laurens’ inner thoughts and character through his artistic interpretation. The brushstrokes are bold and dynamic, creating a sense of movement and vitality. The elongated neck and serene expression on Laurens’ face reflect Modigliani’s signature style, which often emphasized elongated figures and melancholic facial features.

“”Portrait of Henri Laurens”” is a testament to the artistic bond between Modigliani and Laurens. Both artists were part of the bohemian community in early 20th-century Paris, where they engaged in artistic dialogues and influenced each other’s work. The painting serves as a tribute to their friendship and mutual admiration.

Moreover, this artwork holds historical significance as it was painted during a crucial period in Modigliani’s career. In 1915, Modigliani was developing his own artistic voice and experimenting with different styles. The portrait of Laurens marks a turning point in his artistic evolution, displaying a fusion of influences from various art movements, including Cubism and African tribal art.

The painting’s enduring allure lies in its timeless beauty and artistic integrity. It continues to captivate art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. In fact, “”Portrait of Henri Laurens”” exemplifies Modigliani’s ability to distill the essence of his subjects into evocative and haunting portraits.

Today, the painting is held in high regard as an emblematic representation of Modigliani’s oeuvre. Its significance extends beyond the realm of art history, as it serves as a reminder of the profound connections between artists and the enduring power of portraiture as a means of capturing the essence of the human spirit.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Portrait of Henri Laurens”” painted in 1915 is a highly significant artwork in the artist’s career. It embodies Modigliani’s unique style, showcases his artistic evolution, and pays homage to his friendship with Henri Laurens. With its expressive qualities and timeless beauty, the painting continues to captivate audiences and solidify Modigliani’s legacy as a master of portraiture.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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