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Looking at the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani’s body of work, especially considering his much higher productivity and distinctive aesthetic style in the later years of his life, it is easy to forget that, like any other artist, he went through a development process that lasted most of his life. Long before the final features of his style were established, along with the lifestyle that would make him all the more famous, a young Modigliani arrived in Paris in 1906, coming from Italy with an academic formation in art and a judgemental attitude towards the unkempt artist that made up the Parisian art scene, such as Picasso, about who the young Italian is reputed to have said that being a genius did not excuse the Spaniard’s uncouth appearance. The move to Paris began a process that would fundamentally shape both the artist and the person, transforming the almost Academic portrait painter into the Modernist titan that the art world has come to know and appreciate.
This oil on cardboard from 1915 marks the apex of that transformative process. This period is arguably the moment when Modigliani’s style becomes the most experimental, although one can see traces of technique from his previous work and aesthetic choices present in his later work. That is to say, while superficially the three phases seem very distinct, this intermediate moment of Modigliani’s career, in fact, connects the earlier and later works in a more subtle way. While put side by side there seems to be not a linear evolution, but instead a series of sharp twists and turns, one can find common characteristics from previous work that are not seen in later work, as well as attributes of later work that can not be found in earlier work. What is meant here is that the transition was there and there is a connection, even if the process is not visible on the canvas and appears to have happened mostly inside the artist's mind.
Now in possession of the Centre Pompidou, in Paris, the piece could either be regarded as one of the many studies made by Modigliani in those transitional years of his career or as a finished, purposeful work that happens to showcase a somewhat troubled moment of the artist’s career when he struggled to find his defining style.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The red head, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The red head 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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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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