In Love with Jeanne
Inspired by Modigliani
11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
Art within Art Series
As all my collectors know, I just love Modi and Jeanne.
This is one of many paintings that I have done of them.
I actually had the violet paint custom made for this
painting. I just could not find the correct color so
I decided to go for it an have it made. Needless to say
it was very expensive, probably the most I have
ever paid for paint but when I want what I want for
a special piece then I get it. I will be using it in many
paintings to come.
I was surprised to find a few landscapes that Modi
Painted so thought it was a great idea to have a view of one
of them from the window.
I love working on all the little details, the clock,
the high button shoes, lamp, tea pot and cup and the
floral design in the carpet. Took me a very long time
but I was so excited seeing it all come together.
Of course the details can never really be fully
appreciated with a photo on the internet. Ask any
collector how much nicer they are in hand. Enjoy
This is the only self Portrait of Modi
Jeanne Hébuterne (6 April 1898 – 25 January 1920) was a Frenchartist, best known as the frequent subject and common- law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani
Before Modi met Jeanne, Modigliani had had more than his share of lovers and affairs. It was as if no woman in Paris could resist his charm and sex appeal. But with Jeanne – a shy, gentle, delicate, innocent young woman – Modigliani found the person who would come closest to a true companion, and presented his best hope for a deep and meaningful relationship. Whether his destructive habits would allow that relationship to prosper, however, was a different matter.
This is Jeanne Hebuterne. Quite a magnetic, almost confrontational, gaze for a girl described as “shy”:
Jeanne had much to deal with in addition to the high-maintenance lover that was Amadeo Modigliani. Her conservative family took tremendous issue with her romantic involvement with Modi. They objected vehemently for a few reasons. First, he was a penniless artist. Second, he was a wild living degenerate. Third, he was a Jew. So what did young Jeanne do? Did she capitulate to her family’s wishes and abandon the man she loved? Or did she defy her family to be with him? Do I even have to answer that question, folks? I think you all know the answer. Disowned by her family, off she went, to love Modigliani completely, faithfully, and ultimately to her own devastation.
Unmarried, Modi and Jeanne moved in together. They had a child, a daughter, born in November of 1918. Jeanne sat for over 20 works by Modigliani, and still found time to devote to her own art as well.
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