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The Jewish Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani, an accomplished portrait artist, had three central subject matters explored: nudes of hired models, usually in a rapacious and seductive manner; portraits of the people who were close to him, such as his common-law wife Jeanne Hébuterne, his failed paramour Lunia Czechowska or his close friend, patron and art dealer Léopold Zborowski, for example; and, most prolifically, portraits of the unknown regular people who happened to surrounded him in his daily life. Obviously, knowing the two latter subject matters from each other might be thought to require a specific knowledge of the artist’s personal life, but some aspects of the paintings can be conjured up to help differentiate what was a close person from what was just a stranger who is likely to have maybe shared a drink or two with the artist.
Beyond the naming of the works, as Modigliani would most often give the model’s name to the painting if it was a person close to him, one fascinating aspect is the level of experimentation and vivid character of the paintings. Perhaps due to having a more intimate relationship with the subject matter, in portraits of those close to him Modigliani’s style and aesthetics are applied more vigorously so that the appearance of those people mutates and transforms along with the development of the artist’s style. On the other hand, in these portraits of anonymous people, Modigliani seems to be focused not on showing through his style and influences, but instead of committing to canvas the most fundamental description of the subject matter within the artist’s style.
What is meant by this is that, while we have no way of knowing the person’s actual appearance, we are still capable of noticing, by comparison, that Modigliani’s style is less pronounced in them. Taking this oil on canvas finished in 1918 and now in possession of private collectors as an example, while the artist’s style is noticeable, it is not central, serving only as a tool through which he tries to translate the essence of the model. This painting has a sister work, in which the model is in a slightly different pose, almost like two photos that were taken seconds away from each other, in which the woman’s dress, while still painted in the same color, is interestingly described as blue in the title.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Black Dress, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Black Dress 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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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,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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