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Man with a Glass of Wine. The painting by Amedeo Modigliani
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Man with a Glass of Wine

Even if Amedeo Modigliani showed a preference for depicting those who were in some way close to him, paying particular attention to his life partner Jeanne or his close friend and attempted paramour Lunia, one can’t help but think that the artist’s social circle would eventually prove itself to be a somewhat restricted subject matter. Thus, Modigliani would paint two types of strangers: the models which he hired to pose for his famous nudes, an impersonality that allowed him to explore the limitations of his style further; and the regular people that surrounded his bohemian lifestyle, of which this painting of an unnamed man quietly having his libation is a good example.

Created circa the year 1918, the oil on canvas, now in possession of private collectors, would have been painted during the period spent by Modigliani in Nice, where he escaped to when the War started threatening Paris. Organized and possibly funded by one of the artist’s foremost art dealers and friends Léopold Zborowski, the move was made with the company not only of the painter’s life partner but also of some of his peers, who together with him would attempt to sell their art to tourists, with limited success. In Modigliani’s case, his biographers tend to agree that, whatever funds he was able to raise from the sale of his paintings in Nice were quickly depleted to maintain his bad habits, especially the heavy drinking.

Nonetheless, it was one of Modigliani’s periods of highest productivity, as many of his most famous works would be produced in this time, further strengthening his image as the stereotypical bohemian yet productive starving artist. There was also a pointed development of his style and aesthetic, which was solidified during this period, a process of which we can find here a glimpse. Modigliani attempts here to, at the same time, portray his subject matter with a modicum of accuracy while at the same time presenting to the observer his feelings about it. Consider, for example, the emptiness of the man’s eyes, taking the focus away from the most communicative feature of a human’s face. That way, the observer is induced to assume a softer focus, taking in the scene as a whole, even though the composition is marked by an odd simplicity, from the man’s beaten clothes to the wine glass.

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Man with a Glass of Wine Amedeo Modigliani

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