|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!