Sleeping Nude with Arms Open (Red Nude)

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:7159

Amedeo Modigliani's "Sleeping Nude with Arms Open" (Red Nude) is a remarkable painting from 1917. This captivating artwork stands out for its sensual yet tender portrayal of a reclining nude woman with her arms gracefully open. Modigliani's unique style, characterized by elongated figures and a striking red hue, adds to the painting's allure. The artist's ability to capture both vulnerability and allure in the subject's expression makes it a truly special piece. "Sleeping Nude with Arms Open" remains an enduring symbol of Modigliani's mastery in depicting the human form with a touch of timeless elegance.

41 cm

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Title: “”Amedeo Modigliani’s Enigmatic Beauty: Sleeping Nude with Arms Open (Red Nude)””

Year Painted: 1917

Amedeo Modigliani’s masterpiece, “”Sleeping Nude with Arms Open”” or “”Red Nude,”” painted in 1917, is an exquisite portrayal of the female form that continues to captivate art enthusiasts and scholars worldwide. This enigmatic painting holds a special place in the realm of art history for its distinct style and emotive power.

The artwork features a reclining nude woman depicted with graceful simplicity, lying on a red fabric that envelops her figure. Modigliani’s unique approach to elongate the body and stylize the features of his subjects is evident in this painting, infusing it with a sense of elegant abstraction. The woman’s arms are gently spread open, adding an air of vulnerability and openness to the composition, inviting viewers to delve into the deeper emotions the artwork conveys.

The choice of a bold red hue for the background enhances the impact of the subject, adding an element of sensuality and intensity to the scene. This striking contrast of the figure against the vibrant background further emphasizes the woman’s beauty and poise.

Modigliani’s fascination with the female form and his ability to convey both physical allure and profound emotional depth are exemplified in this artwork. The sleeping nude exudes a serene sense of peace, inviting contemplation on themes of intimacy, vulnerability, and the mysteries of womanhood. The artist’s portrayal of the female subject in an unguarded and intimate state transcends mere physical representation, delving into the realm of human connection and emotion.

One of the reasons why this painting is highly regarded is its rarity. Modigliani’s career was tragically cut short, making his artworks, especially those of such exceptional quality, scarce and highly sought after by collectors and museums worldwide. The Red Nude represents the pinnacle of Modigliani’s artistic expression, reflecting the artist’s profound exploration of the human form and the female essence.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Sleeping Nude with Arms Open”” (Red Nude) is an extraordinary piece of art that embodies the artist’s distinctive style and emotional resonance. Its timeless allure lies in Modigliani’s ability to capture the essence of his subjects, bringing forth a harmonious blend of vulnerability and allure. This remarkable painting continues to enchant and inspire, affirming Modigliani’s place as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and the Red Nude remains a prized gem in the world of art.

Original size:
75 x 50 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
61 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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