Thursday, January 17, 2013

Modigliani and Jeanne Hébuterne: a tragic love story


Described by the writer Charles-Albert Cingria (1883–1954) as gentle, shy, quiet, and delicate, Jeanne Hébuterne became a principal subject for Modigliani's art.
  

On 24 January 1920 Amedeo Modigliani died. 
Jeanne Hébuterne's family brought her to their home but Jeanne, totally distraught, threw herself out of the fifth-floor apartment window the day after Modigliani's death, killing herself and her unborn child



also posted on my tumblr blog