Reclining Nude with Blue Cushion

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:7429

Amedeo Modigliani's "Reclining Nude with Blue Cushion," painted around 1917-1919, is a truly special painting. The artwork features Modigliani's signature elongated and sensuous forms, showcasing his unique style and approach to the female nude. The piece stands out for its depiction of the reclining female figure, exuding both intimacy and elegance. Modigliani's use of bold colors, particularly the striking blue cushion, adds a captivating contrast and enhances the allure of the subject. This painting is celebrated for its ability to convey a timeless beauty and sensuality, making it an iconic and cherished masterpiece in the world of art.

40 cm

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Title: Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Reclining Nude with Blue Cushion””

Year Painted: 1917-1919

Amedeo Modigliani’s masterpiece, “”Reclining Nude with Blue Cushion,”” painted between 1917 and 1919, holds a profound significance in the art world. This iconic artwork showcases Modigliani’s unique and groundbreaking style, solidifying his reputation as a visionary artist of the early 20th century.

At first glance, the painting captivates with its sensuous and elongated depiction of the reclining female figure. Modigliani’s fascination with the female form is evident in the graceful curves and alluring posture of the nude subject. The use of bold colors, particularly the striking blue cushion against the warm skin tones, creates a mesmerizing contrast that draws the viewer’s eye to the center of the composition.

The reclining nude has been a recurring motif in art throughout history, but Modigliani’s interpretation is distinct and revolutionary. His portrayal challenges traditional ideals of beauty, as he deviates from classical proportions and embraces a more modern, expressive approach. This departure from convention sets “”Reclining Nude with Blue Cushion”” apart as a groundbreaking representation of the female form during its time.

Moreover, the painting’s creation during the tumultuous period of 1917-1919 adds historical significance to its allure. These years encompassed World War I and its aftermath, a time of uncertainty and transformation. In the midst of social and cultural upheaval, Modigliani’s art offered an escape into a world of beauty and contemplation. “”Reclining Nude with Blue Cushion”” served as a refuge from the harsh realities of war, offering solace and an opportunity to appreciate the timeless beauty of the human body.

Beyond its historical context, the painting’s enduring appeal lies in its ability to convey a sense of intimacy and vulnerability. The reclining nude’s gaze meets the viewer’s, establishing a connection that transcends time and space. This portrayal of vulnerability humanizes the subject, making her relatable and evoking empathy in the audience.

As one of Modigliani’s most celebrated works, “”Reclining Nude with Blue Cushion”” continues to resonate with art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Its significance extends beyond its aesthetic value, representing a pivotal moment in art history where tradition collided with modernity, and new artistic expressions emerged. This painting stands as a testament to Modigliani’s genius and his ability to capture the essence of human emotion through his unique and revolutionary artistic vision.

Original size:
92.1 x 60.1 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
61 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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