Jeanne Hébuterne with Hat and Necklace

Jeanne Hébuterne with Hat and Necklace is an oil on canvas painting by Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani created in 1917.[1]

Jeanne Hébuterne with Hat and Necklace
Jeanne Hébuterne au Chapeau et collier
ArtistAmedeo Modigliani
Year1917
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions164 cm × 137 cm (65 in × 54 in)
Ownerprivate collection

DescriptionEdit

The painting shows a modern woman with her hair tucked under a stylish hat. A special attention is given to her eyes painted in a light shade of blue which comes forward on a darker background.

Modigliani met Jeanne Hébuterne, a 19-year-old art student, in the spring of 1917 through the Russian sculptor Chana Orloff. Soon Modigliani ended his relationship with the English poet and art critic Beatrice Hastings and a short time later Hébuterne and Modigliani moved together into a studio on the Rue de la Grande Chaumière.[2] Jeanne began to pose for him and became a principal subject for Modigliani's art. Modigliani depicted Jeanne Hébuterne in more than twenty works but never in nude.[3] He transformed Hébuterne into an idyllic symbol of a modern woman.[4]

A day after Modigliani’s death of tuberculous meningitis on 25 November 1920 Hébuterne being eight month pregnant, committed suicide by throwing herself from the window of her parents’ apartment.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeanne Hebuterne with Hat and Necklace Painting by Amedeo Modigliani Reproduction | 1st Art Gallery". www.1st-art-gallery.com. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  2. ^ Franck, Dan (2007). Bohemian Paris : Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, And The Birth Of Modern Art. Inc Recorded Books. Grove/Atlantic, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8021-9740-5. OCLC 948035470.
  3. ^ a b "Jeanne Hébuterne (1898–1920)". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2021-03-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Berk, Jiminez (2001). Dictionary of Artists' Models. Taylor & Francis. p. 272. ISBN 978-1-57958-233-3.