Portrait of Jeanne Ebutern, Amadeo Modilliani, 1919
- Posted by Amadeo Modigliani
- Museum: Metropolitan Museum
- Year: 1919
Overview of the painting :
Portrait of Jeanne Ebutern – Amadeo Modigliani. 1919. Oil on canvas. 91.4×73
The artist and companion of his life, Jeanne Ebutern Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920), often wrote, portraying her with a slightly inclined head, emphasizing the subtle elongated features of the face, a flexible figure and filling her with a blue color like the sky. But at the same time, every portrait of Jeanne by composition, surroundings and color is a completely new work that expresses such surprise of the artist to his beloved, as if he were drawing it for the first time.
On the presented portrait, Jeanne is depicted sitting in a chair, she is dressed in her lower shirt, her hair is loose. In all its appearance, defenselessness and a slight blissful weakness are squinted, which happens in a person who has recently risen from sleep. Soft colors – white, ochery, blue – create a warm and bright color of the picture.
Modigliani wrote this portrait of his wife and muse during a serious illness, shortly before her death and the death of Jeanne, who could not transfer separation from her beloved.