WOMAN WITH BLACK EYES
Pfannstiel Lanthemann Ceroni J. Modigliani Parisot Patani Restellini Wayne
NO? Nº 270 NO YES ? NO YES ?
Date 1918
Title Woman with black eyes -
Materials Oil on canvas ? ( the borders of the painting and the brush looks like cardboard)
Size 61 x 50 cm
Signature: Signed "modigliani" top right
Actual Location Private Collection?
Provenance -?-

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Private Collection
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Sold: Est-Ouest Auctions, Hong Kong,26/May/2013 lot. 598
Sold for 1.754.300 USD
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Private Collection


In process

Bibliography -?-

Lanthemann, Modigliani, catalogue raisonné: sa vie, son oeuvre, son art, G. Condal, Barcelona, 1970 - nº 270 (dated 1918)

In process

Exhibitions -?-

Tokyo, Modigliani et le primitivisme, The National Art Center, 2008 - n° 44 (Curated by Marc Restellini)
Osaka, Modigliani et le primitivisme, The National Museum of Art, 2008 - n° 44 (Curated by Marc Restellini)


In process

Other
Not in D' Atri papers?

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The signature of the painting is absolutely anomalous, it is made in black oil and the "m" is in one stroke and joint to the "o" that is almost open, the "d " is open, the "i" is alone,
the "g" makes a very thin lower shape non compensed, like the ones Marc Restellini say he has never seen in a Modigliani work, the "l" is rare and "liani" is all together in one
unbroken trace except the final "i" that looksmixed with the "n", The linearity of the signature is complete with a little curve in the center, but of course this does not means nothing,
only old fashion art historians/connosieurs would dare to say it's fake based on that stupid and pointless dissertation, a total nonsense.

Signatures in Modigliani have no rules and to say that there are is like saying he signed with a stamp...

Detail of signature in visible normal light:

signature in visible light



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Eyes show a clearly schematic drawing much closer to periods such as 1915-1916 and even 1917, but the incarnation is similar to those of
1918 or 1919, the red dot of the nostril is absolutely curious.

eyes


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Curiosity:

Marc Restellini say there is no cardboard in Modigliani's oeuvre after 1915 and that everything done later in cardboard is fake, therefore in his opinion this work if it is done in textured
cardboard in 1918-1919 should be fake?, a nonsense.

This extract from a report by him will give deeper comprehension of the private expert way of working:

restellini-nonsense
Translation:
4 / Study of support and technique
a) The cardboard as a support for the works of Amedeo Modigliani
Modigliani used cardboard as a medium for thirty works. In 1915, he made 14 works of this type, and this is the last year in which he uses this medium.
From 1916, Modigliani never uses this medium because it is supported by the merchants Paul Guillaume (whose personal collection was given to the French
State and is exposed at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris) and Leopold Zborowski. It is thus supplied in canvases by these merchants and therefore no longer
needs to use poor media such as cardboard.

This support does not exist at Modigliani after 1915.


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Color changes for cleaning or restoration are incongruent, I do not have enough information as to make an evaluation about it.

color changes

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Use of the Vertical and Horizontal:
horizontal & vertical


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