Save Up To 70% Off Retail Prices! | Free Artwork Giveaway | Best Offer | Weekly Deals |  Have Questions? Call 1-888-851-5650  
Search ArtRev.com
 FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING + FREE GIFT ON ORDERS OVER $99... USE DISCOUNT CODE "ARFS13" AT CHECKOUT.
Find the Perfect Artwork!
New to ArtRev.com or want to find the perfect artwork fast? Pick a starting point below!
New Arrivals
Artwork On Sale (Up to 70% off)
Weekly DealsHot!
Top Artists & Best SellersHot!
Browse Entire Collection
Featured CollectionsHot!
Browse by Artist Name
Artists In The Spotlight
Browse by Subjects of InterestHot!
Browse by Medium
Browse by Artwork Title
Browse by Dominant Color
Browse by Price Range
Browse by Artwork Dimensions

ArtRev.com Custom Framing & Online Frame ShopCustom Framing!
Save Time & Money! Fast Turnaround. Learn more...

Best Offer empowers you to negotiate a lower price for an item just like in real life!Like to Negotiate?
Submit an Offer and save a bunch of money! Learn more...

Get the art you want with the ArtRev.com Layaway Program!Lay-It-Away!
Buy now and pay later. No Interest or Fees! Learn more...

Listen to eclectic music while you shop!I-Radio!
Shop & listen to eclectic sounds from around the globe! Launch I-Radio.
ArtRev.com Newsletter
Enjoy exclusive discounts and offers, new product information, decorating tips, educational content, and much more...
View Sample Opens In New Window. | Zero-Spam Policy
 
 
 
Artwork Review: Madame Pompadour by Modigliani
Posted by Graphica on 1/11/2009 5:42:06 PM (ET)
Filed Under: General
 
Please sign in to view & add comments (1)
 
 

Occasionally Modigliani painted portrait sketches gently satirizing social pretension he observed in people on the streets of Paris. (Otherwise he rarely used an outdoor setting.) This is one of these faces, anonymous except for the name the artist gave it in jest. The subject's pose in front of a stone wall with the name (misspelled) in graffiti style suggests some incongruity between reality and her prim appearance.

Modigliani - Madame Pompadour

MADAME POMPADOUR (1915)
Oil on Canvas

Facial volume has been indicated by white highlights that contrast with the rouged frontal planes of her cheeks. A subtle touch the contour line tracing the left side of the face trails away under the chin. The demarcation between jaw and neck on the right side is suggested by a brief area of chiaroscuro (contrast of light and shadow). The faint line down the middle of the nose is continued again from upper lip to chin, emphasizing the pursed mouth.

Cubist influence still lingers, not only in the collage effect (the inclusion of writing) but also in the way both sides of the face are revealed simultaneously, despite the fact that the head is slightly turned. The nose, too, is given both in profile and frontally.

 
© 2016, ArtRev.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Like this Article? Share it!
Tweet this Article on Twitter Post this Article to facebook Add this Article to del.icio.us! Digg this Article Add this Article to Reddit Add this Article to Technorati Add this Article to Newsvine Add this Article to Windows Live Add this Article to Yahoo Add this Article to StumbleUpon Add this Article to Spurl Add this Article to Google Add this Article to Ask Add this Article to Squidoo
Back Back to Blog Entries
 
ADVERTISEMENT - PLEASE SIGN IN FOR AD-FREE EXPERIENCE. WANT TO ADVERTISE HERE?
   
  Go to top of page.
About ArtRev.comContact InformationAffiliate ProgramCustomer ServiceTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyArtRev.com Toolbar
 
See ArtRev.com on Houz