I actually have this painting in my living room hanging above my couch. My mother’s choice, but it’s still a great piece. Modigliani was one that always had a thing for painting portraits and always elongating the necks. I never knew why, but that was his style, and he ran with it, and he eventually became famous for it.
Artists give me inspiration of some sort. They see something that no one else really does and they create masterpieces out of simple white canvases. It make take years, It may take moments, but the main thing is that they bring out life, they create a conversation and they get our minds working in ways we wouldn’t have before.
This particular piece is one of those examples. You look at the woman, and she’s looking at something. It’s not exactly subtle, because you know she’s looking away towards something that captures her attention, but what is it? That’s what we’re trying to figure out. It’s like trying to decipher what Mona Lisa’s smile was. I look at this portrait everyday in my living room and really appreciate the fact that it’s so simple, but at the same time it’s imperfectly perfect, if that makes sense to any one of you. Look at it, and form your own opinion of it; that’s what I love about art, that’s my I’ll always appreciate it, but for now
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