Female Nude by Amedeo Modigliani was created in 1916 and the original painting is in Courtauld Institute of Art London. The original size of the work is 92,4 x 59,8 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
This is one of a series of celebrated female nudes which Modigliani painted in 1916 and 1917. His unusual and powerful depiction incorporates a wide range of artistic influences. For example, the woman’s elongated face relates to Egyptian, African and Oceanic sculpture, which he studied at the ethnographic museum in Paris. When a group Modigliani’s nudes were first shown at the Berthe Weill Gallery in Paris, police closed the exhibition, citing the depiction of pubic hair in some of the paintings as obscene. Read more in Courtauld Institute.
About the Artist: Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani was born in Livorno. Modigliani worked in Micheli’s Art School from 1898 to 1900. Here his earliest formal artistic instruction took place in an atmosphere steeped in a study of the styles and themes of 19th-century Italian art. In his earliest Parisian work, traces of this influence, and that of his studies of Renaissance art, can still be seen. His nascent work was influenced by such Parisian artists as Giovanni Boldini and Toulouse-Lautrec… Read more
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