Portrait of Jeanne He buterne (1898 -1920), Common-Law Wife of Amedeo Modigliani

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:7157

Amedeo Modigliani's "Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne," painted during the early 20th century, holds a profound significance in the artist's life and body of work. This exquisite portrait depicts Jeanne Hébuterne, Modigliani's common-law wife and the love of his life. The painting beautifully captures her youthful grace and tender expression, reflecting the deep affection between the artist and his muse. Tragically, both Jeanne and Modigliani's lives were cut short at young ages, making this portrait a poignant reminder of their passionate and tumultuous relationship. The painting's emotional depth and intimate connection to the artist's personal life make it a cherished and special piece in the world of art.

77 cm

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Title: Amedeo Modigliani’s Tender Muse: Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne

Year Painted: 1919

Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne”” is a poignant and intimate portrayal of his common-law wife and muse. Painted in 1919, this masterpiece holds a profound significance in the artist’s life and is cherished for its emotional depth and timeless beauty.

Jeanne Hébuterne was not only Modigliani’s muse but also the love of his life. Their relationship was passionate and tumultuous, and Jeanne’s presence had a profound influence on Modigliani’s art. In this portrait, Modigliani captures the essence of Jeanne’s youthful grace and tender expression, showcasing her delicate features and soulful eyes.

The painting exudes a sense of intimacy and affection, as if Modigliani’s brushstrokes were guided by his deep love for Jeanne. The soft, flowing lines and subtle use of colors add to the ethereal quality of the portrait, making it feel almost like a love letter translated onto canvas.

Tragically, both Jeanne and Modigliani’s lives were cut short at young ages. Jeanne, grief-stricken by Modigliani’s untimely death, took her own life shortly after his passing, leaving behind a legacy of art and heartbreak. The “”Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne”” serves as a poignant reminder of their intertwined lives and the profound impact they had on each other.

The emotional resonance of this painting is heightened by the knowledge that Modigliani created it during a tumultuous period in his own life. Struggling with poverty, ill health, and the pressures of being an artist, Modigliani poured his emotions into his art, resulting in powerful and emotive works like this portrait of Jeanne.

The “”Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne”” is also emblematic of Modigliani’s distinctive style. His fascination with the human form and his ability to capture the inner essence of his subjects is evident in this artwork. The elongated neck and subtle elongation of facial features are signature elements of Modigliani’s artistic vision.

Today, “”Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne”” is celebrated as one of Modigliani’s most iconic and revered works. It has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and is recognized as a testament to the artist’s profound emotional connection with his muse. This painting continues to captivate art enthusiasts worldwide, drawing them into the tender and bittersweet love story of Amedeo Modigliani and Jeanne Hébuterne.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne”” is a masterpiece of love and loss, capturing the beauty and complexity of his common-law wife. Painted in 1919, this artwork remains a poignant reminder of their passionate relationship and the enduring power of art to express profound emotions. The “”Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne”” stands as a testament to Modigliani’s artistic brilliance and the lasting impact of his muse on his life and legacy.

Original size:
65.3 x 100 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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