This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at email@example.com
Creator Name: Modigliani Amedeo
Creator Nationality: Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1884 - 1920
Creator Name-CRT: Amedeo Modigliani
Title: Head of a Woman
Creation Start Date: 1901
Creation End Date: 1921
Creation Date: c. 1911
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Limestone
Dimensions: 25 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (65.4 x 17.1 x 21.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 62.73.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles
Context: Although Modigliani is primarily known as a portraitist and painter of female nudes, the artist also explored the creative possibilities of stone sculpture between 1909 and 1916. Like his painted images, his sculptures are characterized by stylized, geometric features (i.e., tubular necks, wedge-like noses, and large elliptical eyes) that indicate the artist's interest in the art forms of Egyptian and Archaic Greek sculpture and African masks. Until recently, it was assumed that Head of a Woman was a generic exploration of such motifs. However, recent scholarship suggests that this sculpture, and several others very like it, were also inspired by the likeness of the great Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966).Modigliani first met and fell in love with Akhmatova in Paris in the Spring of 1910. It has been suggested that it was during Akhmatova's second extended stay in Paris in 1911 that the artist drew the sketches from which the present sculpture derives. While this has not been conclusively proven, the creation of the sculpture contemporary to their documented love affair lends credence to such a proposition.
AMICA ID: MIA_.62.73.1
AMICA Library Year: 2003
Media Metadata Rights:
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.