Friday, September 26, 2008

The Friday Evening Nudes


The myths that masked Modigliani

"A ravishing new show demonstrates why the Italian romantic deserves to be plucked from his bohemian backwater, says Sarah Crompton."


Reclining Nude With Blue Cushion

Reclining Nude with Arms Open

(red nude)

Seated Nude

Reclining Nude 1917

Seated Nude 1917


  1. I think Modigliani loved women. I like the one with the blue cushion.

  2. He loved women, indeed. I feel it in his faces. He makes them up with blush and playful eyes, the way he sees them, the way he wants them to be.

    These are beautiful, as are so many of your Friday offerings!

  3. I agre with kenju. I love the one with the blue cushion. Especially her red lipstick.

  4. Modigliani died in poverty and was ridiculed in his lifetime.

  5. Pagan - I did not know that about Modigliani's life (and death). Like Vincent. We're usually late to get it, and visionaries suffer.

    These are gorgeous. It's obvious to me that he made a kind of love to these women in the way he sees their figures (caresses their figures) with color and form. Like Renoir, he was obviously a lover of women and the female form, and he captures that in his art. So different from an Ingres figure, for instance.


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