Amedeo Modigliani 1884-1920 BACK

The Jewess
oil on canvas 55x46cm
Galerie Schmit

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Modigliani's portraits, executed for the most part in a single sitting, resulted from an intensely reflective process, requiring a strong emotional connection between the painter and his models. The latter were generally his friends or companions in misfortune, such as young apprentices, maids, and prostitutes. The portraits all share the same air of submissiveness, which most likely resulted not from the artist's alleged faith in the socialist doctrine of his brother, Emmanuel-as some critics have suggested-but rather from a sentimental affinity with the sitter. Most of these works share one peculiar element: the eye sockets are empty and uniformly colored, with no iris or pupil.

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