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A cursory glance at the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani’s body of work would inform the observer that it consists in its vast majority, almost totality, of portraits and the odd nude. Here we have a very uncommon landscape, or cityscape, rather, in what seems to be a short yet exciting sally into a new genre.
Painted in 1918, during Modigliani’s protracted season spent in Nice and Cagnes-sur-Mer with his life partner Jeanne Hébuterne and some of his fellow artists in an attempt to rescue his much-ravaged health, victimized by a case of tubercular meningitis that would claim his life two years hence and, indirectly, a pregnant Jeanne’s life as well, for, having found that her partner was gone, she launched herself from a third floor window, killing herself in dismay. Yet, although the darkness that surrounded Modigliani’s life, one plagued by vices such as alcohol and women, usually came through indirectly in the sobriety of his work, which would, with time, become increasingly somber and dispassionate, with the characters portrayed therein having blank empty eyes upon which the observer can project their own emotions, in empty nondescript rooms that allowed the observer to place it anywhere in their imagination. And it is in that last aspect that we can find a connection to this brief sally into landscape painting.
What is meant by this is that the landscape portrayed is not a famous landmark or a unique vantage point, but instead a rather ordinary and anonymous construction that bears the only description of being located in the Midi, which encompasses most of the South of France. That way, by offering almost no information about the subject matter, Modigliani enables the observer to project onto the landscape their own imagination and story, meaning that the scene does not have the objective of portraying a specific place, but instead of creating a partially constructed story for the observer to complete with their imagination and experiences.
Nor is the yellow two-storied house depicted therein, surrounded by tall walls and facing a small dirt road as it is, in any way representative of the region or its culture. Modigliani doesn’t seem to be attempting here to honor or pay tribute to the local architecture, but instead to record what was maybe a moment of reflection for him, opening that same visual window to his public.
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