BACKGROUND IN MOdigliani paintings

COLOR OR LINES IN BACKGROUND

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USUALLY IN THE SHAPE OF AN "L" WHEN IN COMPLETE VIEW

According to biographers Zborowski rented an studio for Modigliani and Jeanne at the 8th Rue de la Grand-Chaumière.

In the memoirs of Hanka she remembers they painted the apartment in green for the couple.
Doors were painted in white.
They didn't have money for curtains so Modigliani painted the windows in white (summer 1917 and the light was too strong).
The lines in green against light white would be the walls and corners against the windows of the first studio color?
(Summer/Autumn 1917)

Later the apartment was painted by Modigliani in gray, light gray.
Not all the walls, some of them, green in some walls continued.
Dark gray backgrounds could mean that the painting was made later to that date and previous to Nice travel in December 1918.
The gray and white backgrounds will be once the studio was painted in gray?
(Autumn/Winter 1917)

Much later once returned from the south they decided to paint it again in orange/ochre.
Not all the walls, some of them, green and gray in some walls continued.
Many mixed green/gray/orange backgrounds are visible after returning from the south,
would it be this a way to do a work line?
(1918-1919)

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GREEN AND WHITE
(Summer/Autumn 1917)

The lines in green against light white would be the walls and corners against the windows and door with the first studio color.
All the walls were painted in green

paul alexandre in front of a window amedeo modigliani woman with pendant amedeo modigliani lolotte with necklaceamedeo modigliani
1913 ???
Paul Alexandre in front of a window
Could this painting be dated 1917?
Green + White + red courtain detal
1916 ?
Woman with pendant
Green + White + Wood?
1916
Lolotte with necklace
Green + White + Wood?
nude amedeo modigliani nude seated amedeo modigliani La Patronne amedeo modigliani
1917
Nude
Green
1916
Seated nude
Green + White
1917
La Patronne
Green + White
Red haired young men amedeo modigliani The young milkmaid amedeo modigliani Seated boy amedeo modigliani
1919
Red haired young men
Green + White
1918
The young milkmaid
Green + White
1919
Seated boy
Green + White
LIGHT GRAY
(Autumn/Winter 1917 - until come back from the south)

The lines in gray against light white with some green walls would be the walls and corners against the windows and door with the second studio color.
Dilewski the photographer amedeo modigliani Leopold Zborowski amedeo modigliani christina amedeo modigliani
1916
Dilewski the photographer
White + wood or stretcher bars of canvas?
1916
Leopold Zborowski seated
Gray
1916
Christina
Gray
woman amedeo modigliani Soutine seated amedeo modigliani Boy seated amedeo modigliani
1917
Woman
Gray ?
1917
Soutine seated
Gray
1917
Boy seated
Gray + White
Lunia Czechowska amedeo modigliani Woman with stipes blouse amedeo modigliani Totote de la gaité amedeo modigliani
1917
Lunia Czechowska
Gray + White
1917
Woman with stipes blouse
Gray + White
1917
Totote de la gaité
Gray + White
Madame G. van Muyden amedeo modigliani Woman with blue eyes amedeo modigliani woman amedeo modigliani
1917
Mme. G. van Muyden
Gray + White
1917
Woman with blue eyes
Gray + White
1917
Woman
Gray + White + Red courtain?
Seated woman amedeo modigliani Woman amedeo modigliani Standing nude amedeo modigliani
1918
Seated woman (Dedie Hayden)
Gray + White + touches of Green
1919
Woman
Gray + White + touches of Green ?
1917
Standing nude
Gray + White + touches of Green
The young Lolotte amedeo modigliani Woman with pendant amedeo modigliani Woman with black tie  amedeo modigliani
1917
The young Lolotte
Gray + White + touches of Green
1918
Woman with pendant
Gray
1917
Woman with black tie
Gray + White + touches of Green
Gypsy Woman with Baby amedeo modigliani gypsy amedeo modigliani girl amedeo modigliani
1918
Gypsy Woman with Baby
Gray + White
1918
Gypsy
Gray + White
1918
Girl
Gray
Blond girl seated amedeo modigliani Red hair girl in evening dress amedeo modigliani Red hair girl with necklace amedeo modigliani
1918
Girl seated
Gray + White + touches of Green
1918
Red hair girl in evening dress
Gray + White
1918
Red hair girl with necklace
Gray + White
The black dress amedeo modigliani Woman in blue dress amedeo modigliani woman amedeo modigliani
1918
The black dress
Gray + White + touches of Green
1918
Woman in blue dress
Gray
1917
woman
White
Woman with green necklace amedeo modigliani Woman with black hair amedeo modigliani Frans Hellens amedeo modigliani
1918
Woman with green necklace
Gray + White
1918
Woman with black hair
Gray + White + touches of Green
1919
Frans Hellens
Woman with necklace/Mme. Cheron Red-haired Young Woman in a Chemise, half figure amedeo modigliani Red-haired Young Woman in a Chemise amedeo modigliani
1918
Young woman
Gray + White
1918
Red-haired Woman in a Chemise, half figure
Gray + White
1918
Red-haired Young Woman in a Chemise
Gray + White + touches of Green
Seated Nude with Folded Hands amedeo modigliani Elvira nude torso amedeo modigliani Woman in black amedeo modigliani
1918
Seated Nude with Folded Hands
Gray + White + touches of Green
1918
Elvira nude torso
Gray + White
1918
Woman in black
Gray + White + touches of Green
Woman amedeo modigliani Servant Girl amedeo modigliani Girl amedeo modigliani
1918
Woman
Gray + White
1918
Servant Girl
Gray + White
1918
Girl
White
Woman amedeo modigliani Mme. Zborowska amedeo modigliani woman amedeo modigliani
1919
Woman
Gray + White + touches of Green
1918
Mme. Zborowska
Gray + White + touches of Green
1919
woman
Gray
Leopold Zborowski amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne loose hair amedeo modigliani Hanka seated arm on chair amedeo modigliani
1917
Leopold Zborowski
Gray
1919
Jeanne loose hair
Gray + White
1919
Hanka seated arm on chair
Gray + White
Man with monocle (Bidou) amedeo modigliani Young woman in blue amedeo modigliani Seated woman blue blouse amedeo modigliani
1919
Man with monocle (Bidou)
Gray + White + touches of Green
1919
Young woman in blue
Gray
1919
Seated woman blue blouse
Gray + White
Jeanne Hébuterne with a yellow sweater amedeo modigliani Lunia amedeo modigliani  
1918
Jeanne with a yellow sweater
Gray + White
1919
Lunia
White of the door?
 
ORANGE / OCHRE
(May 1919 to 1920 death / 9 months?)

Once returned from the south (May 1919) they decided to paint it again in orange/ochre.
Not all the walls, some of them, green and gray in some walls continued.
Many mixed green/gray/orange/ochre walls
Jeanne hebuterne with bobby hat amedeo modigliani Léon Bakst amedeo modigliani Hanka Zborowska amedeo modigliani
1917
Jeanne hebuterne with hat
Gray + Orange + Ochre
1917
Léon Bakst
Gray + Ochre or wood?
1917
Hanka Zborowska
Gray + Orange + Ochre + White
Louise amedeo modigliani woman amedeo modigliani Woman amedeo modigliani
1917
Louise
Gray + White of the door?
1917
Woman
Gray + Ochre + White
1917
Woman
Ochre + White
woman the italian amedeo modigliani Hanka Zborowska amedeo modigliani Woman with black eyes amedeo modigliani
1917
The italian woman
Ochre + White
1917
Hanka Zborowska
Ochre + White
1918
Woman with black eyes
Ochre + White of the door?
Jeanne Hébuterne looking front amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne half turned to the right amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne in profile amedeo modigliani
1918
Jeanne looking front
Ochre + Gray
1918
Jeanne half turned to the right
Gray + touches of Ochre
1918
Jeanne in profile
Ochre
Jeanne Hébuterne seated in an armchair amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne seated in profile with dark dress amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne seated with the arm resting in the back of the chair amedeo modigliani
1918
Jeanne seated in an armchair
Ochre
1918
Jeanne seated in profile with dark dress
Ochre + White of the door?
1918
Jeanne seated with the arm resting in the back of the chair
Gray + Wood of the door and touches of Ochre
Jeanne Hébuterne head amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne seated in profile with white dress amedeo modigliani Léopold Zborowski amedeo modigliani
1918
Jeanne Hébuterne head
Ochre + White of the door?
1918
Jeanne seated in profile with white dress
Ochre + White of the door?
1918
Léopold Zborowski
Gray + Green + Ochre
Among this paintings we have to consider he went to the South so probably
some of the backgrounds may come from his residence there.

I would bet for the ones with orange almost pink mixed with green and white backgrounds.
jeanne Hébuterne seated, yellow jumper amedeo modigliani  
1919
Jeanne seated, yellow jumper
Gray + Green + Ochre
 
Seated boy with stripes shirt amedeo modigliani Girl in a Sailor's Blouse amedeo modigliani jeanne Hebuterne in shirtamedeo modigliani
1918
Seated boy with stripes shirt
Gray + White of the door?
1918
Girl in a Sailor's Blouse
Gray + Green + Ochre
1919
Jeanne in shirt
Gray + Green + White + touches of Ochre
Red Necklace (Mme. Verdou) amedeo modigliani The Zouave amedeo modigliani  
1918
Red Necklace (Mme. Verdou)
White + Ochre
1918
The Zouave
White + Ochre
 
Jeanne Hébuterne seated looking front amedeo modigliani Jeanne hebuterne with large hat amedeo modigliani Seated men amedeo modigliani
1918
Jeanne seated looking front
White + Ochre + Orange

1917
Jeanne Hebuterne with large hat
Gray + Orange
1918
Seated men
White + Orange
Jeanne Hébuterne, hand on shoulder amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne with hat amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne with foulard amedeo modigliani
1919
Jeanne, hand on shoulder
White +Green/Ochre + Orange almost Pink
1919
Jeanne with hat
White +Green/Ochre + Orange almost Pink
1919
Jeanne with foulard
White +Green/Ochre + Orange almost Pink
Girl seated with loose hair amedeo modigliani Man with a pipe	(the Notary of Nice) amedeo modigliani The italian amedeo modigliani
1919
Girl seated with loose hair
White +Green/Ochre + Orange almost Pink
1919
Man with a pipe (the Notary of Nice)
Green + Orange almost Pink
1918
The italian
Green/Ochre + Orange almost Pink
Léopold Zborowski seated amedeo modigliani Léopold Zborowski  Bust amedeo modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne at a sofa amedeo modigliani
1919
Léopold Zborowski seated
Ochre + White of the door ?
1919
Léopold Zborowski Bust
Ochre + White of the door, Black of the door open? + Gray
1919
Jeanne at a sofa
Ochre + White of the door, Black of the door open? + Gray
polish Woman amedeo modigliani Student amedeo modigliani Morgan Rusell amedeo modigliani
1919
Polish woman
Ochre + White
1919
Student
Green/Ochre + White
1919
Morgan Rusell
Ochre + White of the door ?
Jeanne Hebuterne with necklace amedeo modigliani    
1917
Jeanne Hebuterne with necklace
Orange + Wood or Ochre?
   
victoria amedeo modigliani Mme. Amédee  amedeo modigliani Sel-fportrait amedeo modigliani
1917
Victoria
Orange + Wood or Ochre?
1918
Mme. Amédee
Orange + Wood or Ochre?
It could also be a White window painted by night?
1919
Sel-fportrait
Orange + Ochre +White
This are his final paintings and it seems that he moved the studio to the outside of his aprtment, too many doors , but
if you see the 3 paintings up the background is too similar...
Madame Eyraud  amedeo modigliani Seated boy with cap amedeo modigliani Boy with cap amedeo modigliani
1919
Wood + Gray
1919
Seated boy with cap
Wood + Gray
1919
Boy with cap
Ochre + Wood + Green or Gray?
Marios Varvoglis amedeo modigliani Thora Klinckowstrom amedeo modigliani Jeanne seated in front of door amedeo modigliani
1919
Marios Varvoglis
Wood + Green? + Ochre
1919
Thora Klinckowstrom
Wood + Orange + Ochre
1919
Jeanne seated in front of door
Wood + Green? + Ochre
Seated Woman (the flower vendor) amedeo modigliani Woman (the flower vendor) amedeo modigliani Seated woman with baby amedeo modigliani
1919
Seated Woman (the flower vendor)
Wood + Green + Ochre
1919
Woman head (the flower vendor)
Wood + Green + Ochre ?
1919
Seated woman with baby
Wood + Green? + Ochre
Annie Bjarn amedeo modigliani Annie Bjarn amedeo modigliani Paulette Jourdain amedeo modigliani
1919
Annie Bjarn
Wood + Green? + Ochre
1919
Annie Bjarn
Wood + Green+ Orange + Ochre
1919
Paulette Jourdain
Red + Wood + Orange
    This is the only clean (real colors, no rusty varnish)
in this period, that could explain the bright red
and orange in oposition to the rest of the paintings.
Probably the rest have the same or very similar colors

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