Venus (also known as Standing Nude)

By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:70848

Amedeo Modigliani's "Venus" (Standing Nude), painted in 1918, is an extraordinary masterpiece that holds immense significance in the art world. This iconic painting portrays a sensuous and elongated female figure, characteristic of Modigliani's unique style. The work is special for its bold departure from conventional representations of the female form, exuding elegance and allure. Modigliani's ability to capture the essence of his subjects, combined with the evocative nature of the painting, makes "Venus" a timeless and celebrated piece, showcasing the artist's genius and cementing his place among the greats of art history.

59 cm

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Title: “”Amedeo Modigliani’s Venus (Standing Nude): A Masterpiece of Elegance and Sensuality (1918)””

Year Painted: 1918

Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Venus”” (also known as Standing Nude) is a mesmerizing masterpiece painted in 1918. This iconic work is a testament to Modigliani’s unique artistic vision and has earned a special place in the art world for its distinctive portrayal of sensuality and elegance.

In “”Venus,”” Modigliani presents a stunning depiction of a female figure with his signature elongated style. The elongation of the body imparts an ethereal quality, emphasizing the grace and allure of the subject. The woman’s nudity is rendered with tasteful simplicity, allowing the viewer to focus on the captivating lines and curves of her form.

This painting stands out for its audacious departure from the prevailing norms of its time. Modigliani defied conventional representations of the female nude and embraced a new level of sensuality and intimacy in his art. He celebrated the beauty of the human body with a refined, sophisticated touch that was both revolutionary and controversial in the early 20th century.

Modigliani’s “”Venus”” exudes a sense of timeless elegance, evoking comparisons to classical depictions of the goddess of love. The deliberate reference to Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and desire, adds a mythological dimension to the painting. By drawing on classical themes while presenting a modern woman, Modigliani created a harmonious blend of the past and the present, transcending historical boundaries.

The painting’s allure lies not only in its subject but also in Modigliani’s artistic technique. His use of bold, confident brushstrokes and a muted color palette adds depth and emotion to the artwork. The gaze of the standing nude is both enigmatic and engaging, drawing viewers into her world and inviting them to contemplate her inner thoughts and emotions.

“”Venus”” has become an emblem of Modigliani’s artistic brilliance and is highly sought after by art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Its auction prices have reached astronomical figures, attesting to its coveted status and enduring appeal.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s “”Venus”” (Standing Nude) is a masterpiece that defies conventions and celebrates the beauty and sensuality of the female form. Painted in 1918, the work showcases Modigliani’s unique artistic style, marked by elongated figures and emotive expressions. Its timeless elegance, combined with the artist’s audacious departure from traditional representations, makes “”Venus”” a truly special and celebrated painting in the annals of art history.

Original size:
84.5 x 99.5 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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