Portrait of Jeanne H

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:7425

Amedeo Modigliani's "Portrait of Jeanne H," painted in 1917, is an extraordinary masterpiece that captures the essence of love, tragedy, and artistic brilliance. The portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne, Modigliani's muse and lover, exudes a haunting elegance, reflecting the artist's distinctive style. The painting's enigmatic portrayal and the poignant history of their tumultuous relationship lend it a timeless allure. As both Modigliani and Jeanne met tragic ends, the artwork becomes a powerful testament to the immortalization of love through art. This emotionally charged painting remains an enduring symbol of the complexities of human emotions and a remarkable contribution to art history.

79 cm

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Title: Amedeo Modigliani’s Eternal Muse: Portrait of Jeanne H, 1917

Year Painted: 1917

Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Portrait of Jeanne H,”” painted in 1917, holds a unique and enduring significance in the world of art. This captivating masterpiece, also known as “”Jeanne Hébuterne in a Yellow Sweater,”” captures the essence of love, tragedy, and the artist’s distinctive style.

Jeanne Hébuterne, a young and aspiring artist herself, became Modigliani’s muse and lover. The portrait showcases Modigliani’s signature style, featuring elongated necks, almond-shaped eyes, and an air of graceful melancholy. Jeanne’s slender figure, draped in a vibrant yellow sweater, stands against a muted background, creating a striking contrast that draws the viewer’s gaze.

The year 1917 marked a significant period in Modigliani’s life and career. Despite facing financial hardships and struggling with his health, he remained dedicated to his art, creating an impressive body of work during this time. The intensity of his emotions is evident in his portrayal of Jeanne H, reflecting the passion and complexity of their relationship.

This painting is not only an exceptional artistic representation but also a poignant reminder of the couple’s tragic fate. The bohemian lifestyle led by Modigliani, coupled with societal disapproval, made their love story tumultuous. In a cruel twist of fate, both Modigliani and Jeanne Hébuterne met untimely ends. The artist succumbed to his health issues and passed away in 1920, while Jeanne, devastated by his death, took her own life the day after.

“”Portrait of Jeanne H”” immortalizes their love and sorrow, encapsulating the timeless nature of art in expressing human emotions. Modigliani’s ability to infuse his brushstrokes with intense emotions allows the painting to transcend time and touch the hearts of audiences across generations.

The painting’s significance is further amplified by its representation of the artist’s unique style, which defies conventional norms. Modigliani’s use of elongated forms and deliberate departure from traditional portraiture techniques set him apart as an innovator in the art world.

Today, “”Portrait of Jeanne H”” can be found in prestigious art collections worldwide, housed in renowned museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris. Its prominence in the art world and continued fascination with audiences reflect the enduring allure and emotional depth of this extraordinary painting.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Portrait of Jeanne H”” from 1917 is a profound and exceptional artwork that captures the essence of love, tragedy, and the artist’s distinctive style. This masterpiece stands as a testament to the power of art in immortalizing human emotions and remains an enduring symbol of Modigliani’s unparalleled contributions to the art world.

Original size:
81.6 x 129.54 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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