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Throughout his short and somewhat turbulent career, the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani focused most of his efforts on depicting the human figure, mostly in the form of portraits, with the occasional soirée into nudes. He did so in his characteristic style, one that left an indelible mark in the art world and that was developed continuously from his arrival in Paris in 1906 to his eventual demise in 1920, suffering from tubercular meningitis. While during the apex of his productive career Modigliani showed a strong preference for painting those close to him, especially his life partner Jeanne Hébuterne and his jaunted paramour Lunia Czechowska, towards the last years of his career he would often paint unknown people, those who surrounded his everyday life, such as this young woman.
Her name is only known because the artist registered it in upper case letters on the top right of the composition, but her actual identity is wholly unknown to us, as is whether Alice was the girl’s real name or just an epithet given to the painting by the artist, a common practice at his time. Regardless, the girl is immortalized in this oil on canvas, painted sometime circa 1918, a time when Modigliani would already have been living in Southern France due to his failing health. Now in possession of the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark, the painting bears Modigliani’s characteristic bold outlines and vigorous brushwork, although it could be said that it lacks many of the characteristics present in others works by him produced around the same time.
The model’s proportions, for example, are not as deformed as his work would usually be, with his characteristic elongated features. Another good example is the girl’s eyes, a facial feature which Modigliani had all but eschewed by that time, usually preferring blank eyes devoid of pupils. Here the girl’s eyes are depicted in a complete, albeit simplistic, manner. It is almost as if the painting was produced in a fit of nostalgia, returning to an anterior style and aesthetic which was much stronger in the artist’s prior work.
Further, the planes of the portrait are much flatter than usual for Modigliani, creating a more stable and balanced composition at the cost of dynamism. While his paintings would usually be emotional and deep, this instance offers a quiet and calm composition and color palette.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Alice, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Alice that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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