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It is not rare for artists to have a preferred subject matter, be it a particular landscape, a beloved personal object, a theme from their environment, or a favorite model. Not many artists have a relationship as intimate with their favorite subject matter as the bohemian Amedeo Modigliani had with his partner Jeanne Hebuterne, who he met when she was only nineteen years old on the introduction of Russian sculptor Chana Orloff. Still, although Modigliani was wont to paint nudes, he only ever painted his life partner fully clothed, since she was, for all intents and purposes, his wife and the mother of his child.
This oil on canvas created a mere year after meeting the love of his life, in 1918, is only one among many portrayals of the object of his affections, each representation unique in its own way, and possessing a different approach on aesthetics, technique, and composition. Being for a long time in the hands of private collectors, the piece fits nicely into the artist’s overall Modernist style, bearing many of the Italian’s staple characteristics, such as the elongated face and neck, the solid fields of color and the energetic, chaotic, brushwork. Modigliani’s portraits of Jeanne Hebuterne can be understood almost as a test site for his style, and this specific work stands out for two of its characteristics: the color palette and the eyes of his model.
With regards to color, here Modigliani chose a subdued and restricted palette of earth tones, going from a light brown shade used for the skin tone and hat brim, a little bit brighter for the former, to the closed black that can be found in her hat’s top, clothes, and couch, the latter two almost melding into each other in a way that makes it difficult for the observer to understand where one ends, and the other begins. The palette is extended to the rather simple background, with some red tint added to it, so that the figure of Jeanne pops from the painting even though the colors used are quite similar to each other.
Another distinctive feature of the painting is her eyes, which are portrayed here empty like they have been cut from the canvas, while Modigliani would usually represent the eyes of his models as very lifelike and communicative.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Jeanne Hebuterne in a Large Hat, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Jeanne Hebuterne in a Large Hat 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.
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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 plastic 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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