Thursday, February 02, 2012

Modigliani


Adrienne (Woman with Bangs) 1917


Every year I get an engagement calender for my desk -- always something beautiful and inspiring. This year I am enjoying artwork from the National Gallery of Art.

The featured work this week is Amedeo Modigliani's painting "Adriennne Woman with Bangs" 1917 --- oil on linen. I find this piece compelling and mysterious. I would like to know this woman. I wonder what she was thinking and what her life was like. So many questions.

Modigliani's portraits are captivating. I love the rich colors and his simple style that captures the subject in almost abstract caricature. Common feature among his works are the elongated neck and almond-shaped eyes. I wonder what my portrait would look like.

Enjoy the Gallery!












6 comments:

Craig Edwards said...

Wow! What a name, and what interesting style! I love it! Like you, I'm captivated by the first picture. I find myself wondering how much the subject looked like the finished product, and if she carried that air of mystery about her. I'm surprised no enterprising smarty pants has come up with a program or app to 'Modligianize' a picture of yourself...

Also wondering Luana - are you going to be A-Z-ing this April? Hoping you're going to say yes...

Name: Luana Krause said...

Craig: Great idea...Modiglianized portraits! That would be cool indeed. As for A to Z ....absolutely!

Zelda said...

These are quiet beautiful! I've never heard of this artist. Must take a at trip to the National Gallery.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Zelda: If you go, I'm going with you. ROAD TRIP!

Matthew MacNish said...

Hi Luana. I'm just stopping by to follow your blog as a co-host of the A to Z challenge. Nice to meet you!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Matthew: Thanks for stopping by! I'm following your blog as well. Good luck with your writing.