April 27, 2011

Little Girl in Blue


He sent her to buy some cheep wine. She brought him some cider. He got mad at her. The little girl started to cry. He said : "Okay, then you have to pose for me. Go stand in the corner."

True story or legend?

The size of this work is quite big - 116x73 cm. Usually Modigliani used this format for adult models. That means that the little girl was painted almost life size. The painting was completed in 1918 and was the first exhibited in Prague in 1923. It is in a private collection right now.

It is really difficult for me to picture this masterpiece in someones living room. Do the people who own the Little Girl in Blue say "Good morning" to her? I would.  

Dear all - I'm going to take a break from the blog for about a week. I hope you all have a great time. See you soon; I will bring you exciting new photos!

45 comments:

  1. Love this story. Love this Modigliana work.

    Enjoy your break. (Breaks are important.)

    Look forward to your new photos . . .

    xo

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  2. I think it's true...
    Enjoy your time dear friend
    Kisses from Brazil

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  3. I just love his work. Enjoy your time off.

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  4. I really find this painting haunting for some reason.

    Have a nice break!

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  5. Olga, the girl's picture is really beautiful work, also can not imagine that I had a picture of this size in a normal apartment. Olga, I like your comments on my pictures. Always it is an interesting story and pictures gets deeper dimension. I will enjoy the silence after the reunion with your new pictures. Many wishes of happiness and peace Peter.

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  6. Beautiful picture and nice words!

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  7. Hello Olga:
    We love the Modigliani, the elongated face, and the story to interpret the pose. Yes, we do wonder what it is like to own work by a famous painter - perhaps it becomes the norm for those who do!

    We shall look forward to your rturn after your break. In the meanwhile, have a lovely time.

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  8. Ce tableau est magnifique. Le choix de ses teintes bleues ont contribué au succès. C'est un régal, cette photo, et j'envie beaucoup le propriétaire du tableau, car on ne doit pas se lasser de le regarder.

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  9. If in a living room, it would definitively had to be in a corner :-)
    Thanks for the little story. Good morning to you too, and have a nice break.

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  10. The painting shows the fear and sadness of the girl, who knows, maybe this strory really happened...
    I am your new follower, how could I have not done it before?!;)

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  11. Poor little thing. She looks a sweetie too. I can't imagine where it would go in a house. That size, and that quizzical look about her, it's a tricky one.

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  12. Dear Olga,
    thank you for your nice comment!
    Thanks for this beautiful picture!!!The history is true. That is not a legend.I write and cry.
    I feel that I was this small girl. A sad girl and their shade.The blue and its nuance do not work calmly.Perhaps blue is the color of the fear.
    greating
    Meglena

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  13. It's so well balanced, isn't it: the sadness of the girl's expression and the beauty of the underlying blue throughout, overlaid with muted shades.

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  14. I would greet the little girl if she were in my room, most definitely!

    Have a refreshing time away. :)

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  15. I've always loved Modigliani's work. Enjoy your break.

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  16. Lovely image :)

    PS.
    http://migre.me/4nvGE

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  17. Enjoy your time away, I'll miss you.

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  18. Ce n' est pas une punition terrible d' être modèle pour Modigliani!

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  19. Love that story!

    Have a great blog break, Olga!

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  20. The story goes so well with painting, enjoy your blog break.

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  21. I do love Modigliani and go out of my way when I travel to see his work. It seems that so many stories connected with this amazing artist, and his artist girlfriend/wife Jeanne Hébuterne, are sad ones. I hope you have a good blog break and come back to us all refreshed with lots of your wonderful photos Olga.

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  22. Bonjour,
    Que j'aime ce peintre moi aussi Olga !
    bonne semaine et à bientôt Jean-Philippe

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  23. Excellent portrait, there is nothing as difficult as finding the soul and the emotions of people. I love the colors and style.

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  24. She's adorable...
    Have a great week!! XXX

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  25. Very, VERY amazing artwork. Love it and all that unfolds from it. :)

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  26. Hi Olga: I return to visit your blog that gives me serenity and elegance. I like their colors and especially the cat.
    A hug from Ferrol, Galicia Spain

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  27. Oh, you'll be missed.
    Have a blissful break!


    LOVE!

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  28. Have a good time and enjoy the stage of life surounding your camera!!

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  29. Olga, the story gives the picture mysterious brightness. I think it is true. This picture seems to reflect viewers' feelings. When we are sad, the girl looks sad. When we are happy, the girl looks happy.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Una pintura preciosa, me encanta esos tonos azulados y esa mirada lánguida de esa niña.

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  31. Let it be in a private collection, but we, your visitors, have an opportunity to say her "hello" when we come here.
    Thanks for the girl.
    Tatyana

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  33. Un tablier pour que la couleur s' y concentre, un véritable bouquet pour les yeux !
    Bonne journée !
    Versus

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  34. What a nice post, I like that painting a lot, it has a interesting perspective. And the story gives it more depth. I hope your vacation has been good!Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you get the chance to participate in my giveaway, it ends tomorrow! :) -Susanna

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  35. Hi Olga

    I really enjoy your photos. You are, to me, a gifted artist. I enjoy seeing the world through your lens. You have opened my eyes to art that I have never seen before. Thank you for that.

    Enjoy you break. Looking forward to the new 'experiences'.

    Cheryl

    ps: I have hinted at hubby that I would like a new camera, that isn't a point 'n shoot. I don't think he was listening. :)

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  36. A beautiful picture, which adds to the look, just see it.
    Greetings .-

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  37. Hello Olga,
    I have a deep admiration for Modigliani.
    I like your text, I loved this post.
    A hug

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  38. I used to romanticize Modigilani when I was a teen. Now I am older I realize he probably wasn't a particularly lovely man. But i still love his work. Is the story true?

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  39. It is a beautiful painting and I believe the story is true. I think it goes really well with the painting, especially due to the look on the little girl's face. She looks sad, a bit bored and perhaps a bit scared as well. Is the story actually true?

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