Portrait Of Jeane Hebuterne, Left Arm Behind Head (1919) by Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait Of Jeane Hebuterne, Left Arm Behind Head - Amedeo Modigliani - 1919

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TitlePortrait Of Jeane Hebuterne, Left Arm Behind Head
ArtistAmedeo Modigliani
Date1919
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions39 1/8 x 25 3/4 in. (100 x 65.3 cm)
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About Portrait Of Jeane Hebuterne, Left Arm Behind Head

Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne with her Left Arm Behind Her Head is a painting created by Amedeo Modigliani in 1919. The painting depicts Jeanne, the artist’s frequent subject and common-law wife, less than fully dressed, but her white chemise suggests modesty and chastity. Modigliani’s portrayal of her shows his appreciation for Italian Renaissance painting, African sculpture, and the Cubist movement.

During their three-year relationship, Modigliani created over twenty portraits of Jeanne, who eventually died one day after his death. The painting is painted in an Expressionism style where Modigliani utilized ochres, chrome yellow, emerald green, Prussian blue vermilion lead white and chrome orange in his palette. Additionally, a pigment analysis revealed these colors.

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