Abstract Expressionist Portraits
WORLD'S TOP PORTRAITURE
CATEGORY OF ARTS
The Expressionist Amedeo Modigliani
Belonging to no art movement except that the, the tubercular poverty-stricken drug-addict Amedeo Modigliani had a distinctive artwork design which exhibited Expressionist, Cubist and Matisse-like inclinations. Renowned for their portraits and nudes, familiar by their olive skins, elongated noses and necks, level faces and almond-shaped eyes, Modigliani's very early demise on age 36 deprived the art world of a monumental skill.
Among Modigliani's best portraiture will be the works: Portrait of Madam Pompadour (1915) Art Institute of Chicago; Portrait of Moise Kisling (1915) exclusive Collection; (1915) Metropolitan; groom and bride (1916) MOMA, nyc; Portrait of Leopold Zborowski (1916) personal Collection; Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne (1918) Metropolitan Museum of Art; and woman with Braids (1918) Nagoya City Art Museum. He also painted several portraits of their art dealership Paul Guillaume (1891-1934).
Abstract Expressionist Portraiture
The definition of Abstract Expressionism denotes the present day American art action which appeared out of the 2nd World War. Abstract and highly individual, its portraits were few and far between. One of the leading Abstract Expressionist figure painters was Willem de Kooning (1904-97), whoever girl show - started by works like Seated girl (1944, Metropolitan Museum of Art) - included Marilyn Monroe (1954).