Image series 50 / 2023: Amedeo Modigliani

Portraits of Self-confident Women

10 December 2023 | By: Bettina Pfleging

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At the beginning of the 20th century, the draughtsman, painter and sculptor Amedeo Clemente Modigliani documented in his pictures a new, self-confident type of woman as he experienced her in Paris at the time. He depicted female artists, writers and other personalities who shaped the Parisian scene, mostly in stylised forms with elongated proportions and oval faces with almond-shaped, undefined eyes, isolated against a colourful background.
With around 50 paintings, sculptures and drawings, including mainly nudes and portraits, the exhibition aims to focus on the portraits of women in Amedeo Modigliani’s work.

„Modigliani. Modern Gazes“
24 November 2023 until 17 March 2024, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart


Amedeo Modigliani. Madam Pompadour, Ausschnitt, 1915, Öl auf Leinwand, Chicago; Diathek online, Universität Trier, Fach Kunstgeschichte


Amedeo Modigliani. Elena Povolozky, Ausschnitt, 1917, Washington; Nutzer*innendatenbank, prometheus – Das verteilte digitale Bildarchiv für Forschung & Lehre


Amedeo Modigliani. Bildnis Hancka Zboroska, Ausschnitt, 1917, Öl auf Leinwand, 46,5 × 38,5 cm; Mediathek, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Kunstgeschichte


Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait of a Woman, Ausschnitt, c. 1917-1918, oil on canvas, 65 × 48.3 cm, Cleveland; The Cleveland Museum of Art


Amedeo Modigliani. Marie (Marie, fille du peuple), Ausschnitt, 1918, Basel; Nutzer*innendatenbank, prometheus – Das verteilte digitale Bildarchiv für Forschung & Lehre


Amedeo Modigliani. Femme aux yeux bleus, Ausschnitt, 20e siècle (1918), Huile sur toile, 81 × 54 cm, Paris; Paris Musees


Amedeo Modigliani. Lunia Czechowska, Ausschnitt, ca. 1918, Öl auf Leinwand, 80 × 52 cm, São Paulo; ConedaKOR Frankfurt, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut


Amedeo Modigliani. Jeanne Hébuterne au sweater jaune (Le pull-over jaune), Ausschnitt, 1918 – 1919, Huile sur toile, 100 × 65 cm, New York; Iconothèque, Université de Genève, Bibliothèque d’art et d’archéologie