A Comparison between the Works of Amedeo Modigliani and Jacques Villon
Italian-born Cubist painter, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) and the French, Jacques Villon (1875-1963), both painted vibrant and expressive portraits during the early twentieth-century. In this case, the chosen portraits are Modigliani's "Portrait of Mrs. Hastings", 1915 and Villon's "Mme. Fulgence", 1936.
Both of these compositions are portraits. Nothing is of more importance than the sitter herself. The female sitter in Modigliani's piece, sits in an almost dizzying
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not take away from the issue at hand: the seated.
Both artists have used the application of their colours to their advantage in creating emotion merely through its use. Whether the colours are blended like Modigliani or choppy and difficult to ingest (for the colours are used at their most vibrant tone) as Villon's are, both artist's used an extreme colour palette to bring forth the ideal emotions and/or physical standing of their models.