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Throughout most of his artistic career, the Italian Jewish painter Amedeo Modigliani, most known for his work in portraits, endeavored in producing a significant number of paintings of those close to him, rarely ever taking commissioned work from others, which happened less than a handful of times in his entire career. Among his choices of subject matter, the one which he seemed to have a strong preference for was his common-law wife Jeanne Hébuterne, a young woman he met in 1916, with whom he immediately fell in love and had his only surviving child, Jeanne Modigliani, and who he didn’t marry only because her staunchly Catholic and traditional family forbade it. Alas, his relationship with Hébuterne ended tragically, with the woman, pregnant of their second child, committing suicide shortly after his early demise, suffering from tubercular meningitis.
Even though Modigliani painted twenty-six portraits of Jeanne Hébuterne in less than four years, or perhaps because of that high number of paintings, there is a definite pattern present throughout the three to four years spent by Modigliani perfecting his depiction of his beloved. There is, for example, a distinct evolution of how he portrays her features, going from a more naturalist approach when they met towards an increasingly pictorial look, gradually transforming Hébuterne into one of the Cycladic sculptures that had been so influential on his style. On the other hand, Modigliani’s simplification of Hébuterne could also be seen as the seed of his style, in that he might have deformed the features of his other female models to approach them of how he saw his life partner. The reality of that relationship will, as with many things surrounding Modigliani’s short and tragic life, remain a mystery forever, since he left almost nothing written to explain his artistic choices.
More strikingly, there is a definite color pattern on his portraits of Hébuterne, which is, to be sure, followed in this oil on canvas, produced in 1919 and now in the hands of French private collectors. Of the twenty-six paintings of Hébuterne, most portray her wearing a combination of Prussian blue and vermillion, a combination to which Modigliani appears to have arrived sometime in 1918, and from then on there is a significant number of paintings using that color palette, usually placed on a predominantly ochre background.
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