Amedeo Modigliani: Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau: Amedeo Modigliani

Jean Cocteau is a 1916 painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani who was well known for his portraits in the early 20th century.

Amedeo Modigliani was an avant-garde painter working in Paris and he paints here in 1916 his friend the filmmaker (among other things) Jean Cocteau.

Modigliani captures Cocteau’s angular features well and successfully assimilates them to his own aesthetic of angles and elongation; no doubt influenced by Cubism.

Amedeo Modigliani’s Jean Cocteau is in the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

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