Just look at the way he did his eyes of his subjects. They sort of look right through you, don't you think? The sitters almost become ghosts. I love that some of his characters eyes are sometimes just blurred-out grays? So simple but so powerful.
When I paint my portraits I try to do the same thing, I focus on the eyes. Each person I paint seems to come alive when I finish the eyes..
And that little twist of the head, amazing...
Here are a few of my favorite paintings:
|Seated Young Woman, 1918|
|The Servent Girl, 1918|
|Portrait of Paul Guillaume, 1916|
|Reclining Nude, 1917|
|Jaques and Berthe Lipchitz 1916|
|Nude Sitting on a Divan, 1917|
|Madame Kisling 1917|
|Marie, Daughter of the People, 1918|
|Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne, 1918|
|Dedie Hayden, 1918|
|Modigliani in his studio|