Artful Friday – Amedeo Modigliani

March 12, 2010 | Comment2 comments - join the party! |

(Amedeo Modigiliani )

Today’s art is mine, it is actually my demo samples I did for the students. I kept them because I quite liked one of them and have thought of framing it.

Materials Used: Flesh tone chalk pastels, neutral color pastels and smudging sticks. Painting the background was optional.


I would like to frame my assistances as well, because I think she did a rockin’ job.

She was my assistant for the class but is also an amazing Instructor herself.


Amedeo Modigiliani had me from the go. I was in University’s when I was first introduced to his work. I love the uniqueness of it. I find his portraits stunning.

I do admit my students around the ages of 7-9 find his work strange, but its fun to push them beyond what we deem “normal”.

The first thing they question are the eyes, and then the neck. Modigilianis’ proportions are what makes his works so interesting to me and lovely.

What art do you love?


2 comments - join the party!

great artist pick, i love your work too! my favorite portrait artist from back then is da vinci. if i were to pick one that is from now, it would be lori earley.

by cArLa on March 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm. Reply #

wow. those eyes are haunting…

i wish i knew more about artists. did you go to art school/study art? i always wish i had.

by bido on March 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm. Reply #