Title: Beatrice Hastings
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 47cm x 62cm
Framed in a black wooden box frame.
‘When I know your soul I will paint your eyes.’ Amedeo Modigliani lived a short, brilliant and tempestuous life. During an intense two-year romance, he would paint the English writer and poet, Beatrice Hastings, many times, his partner from 1914 to 1916. In the two years of their stormy, brawl-filled romance, he painted her 14 times. For Modigliani, the two years with Hastings saw a surge in focus and creativity and coincided with his return to painting. For Hastings too, their time together marked one of her most sustained productive periods.