Jeanne Hébuterne, artist and muse of Modigliani

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Jeanne Hébuterne, artist and muse of Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani is known for his distinctive portraits and nudes characterised by their elongated oval faces, graceful lengthened noses, and small bud mouths, often with blank sad eyes appearing to gaze nowhere.

Jeanne Hébuterne was the love of Modigliani’s life and his sole muse for his last three years. She was also a talented artist but didn’t pursue a career in art after she met Modigliani.      My muse of Jeanne has been influenced by Modigliani’s portraits of her, some of which exaggerate and distort her beauty, not conforming to the conventional ideal. Modigliani saw beauty in the soul and believed that once he knew the inner being of a person he could paint their eyes.

Modigliani's Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne 1916- 17. Modigliani’s Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne with Necklace,  c. 1916- 17

Muse as Modigliani's "Jeanne Hébuterne with Necklace". Modigliani's muse and lover, becoming his common law wife for a short 2 years, Jean had a tragic end. Muse made by Marina Elphick. Muse as Modigliani’s “Jeanne Hébuterne with Necklace”. Jeanne was Modigliani’s true love.

Jeanne Hébuterne was Modigliani's muse and lover, dying tragically young at 21. Jeanne was a talented artist in her own right, yet her life was too short for her creativity to mature. Muse made by Marina Elphick. Marina’s muse as the…

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