Arts Everyday Living: Modigliani—Portrait of Jean Cocteau


“Modigliani reduced us all to….the vision within him…whereby he portrays his own image—not the physical appearance but the mysterious lineaments of his genius.”* Jean Cocteau (who can be viewed below)


Amedeo Modigliani, Jean Cocteau, 1917, oil on canvas, Private Collection


*Quote of Jean Cocteau about Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is from The Eye of Duncan Phillips: A Collection in the Making, authored by several art historians, The Phillips Collection in association with Yale University Press, 1999, Washington, D.C.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

For another intriguing Modigliani portrait, see our blog below.

Arts Everyday Living: Modigliani—Portraits of Beauty and Soul

Happy Birthday, too, to Modigliani whose life was short but his legacy everlasting.


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