Maternité 1919

oil on canvas; L.A.M., Villeneuve d’Asq, Fr.
From 1918 on, the aesthetic approach of the works of Modigliani grew more austere and considerably stylised. The figures became more elongated, distorted and disproportioned. The figure on this canvas evokes the motherhood of Jeanne Hébuterne, his model and companion since 1917. The work manages to combine primitive modernity in the rendering with a classical composition

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