Elena Martinique

A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.
Amedeo Modiglini - Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919 (detail) 8 Highlights From the Upcoming Modigliani Exhibition at Tate

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A brilliant, prolific painter who lived an extraordinarily tragic life, Amedeo Modigliani lived a life of torment and isolation, as he strived to separate himself from political and cultural institutions of bourgeois society and the tyranny of everyday...

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Beatrice Hastings, 1915 Beatrice Hastings, 1915

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The relationship with Beatrice Hastings lasted from 1914 until 1916, resulting in some intriguing works. A feminist dedicated to living unconventionally, Hastings smoked and drank in public and had a tumultuous and passionate relationship with the artist....

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Head, c.1911 Head, c.1911

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Encouraged to sculpt by Constantin Brancusi, Modigliani made about thirty stone carvings before poverty and illness forced him to stop. The sculptures were mostly heads. In these works, he found inspiration in African masks, medieval carving and Khmer...

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Jacques and Berthe Lipchitz, 1916 Jacques and Berthe Lipchitz, 1916

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The painting Jacques and Berthe Lipchitz depicts Modigliani’s friend, the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, standing alongside his seated wife Berthe. Lipchitz commissioned Modigliani to paint the portrait as a way of helping his troubled friend financially....

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Juan Gris, 1915 Juan Gris, 1915

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Painted during the First World War, the portrait of the Cubist painter Juan Gris was probably painted at a single setting, since Modigliani rarely required more than two. The portrait reveals the freshness and immediacy of his perception. The head and the...

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Reclining Nude, 1919 Reclining Nude, 1919

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Influenced by Italian renaissance representations of Venus and other idealized female figures, Modigliani began his celebrated series of reclining nudes in 1916. In this particular painting, the model’s stylized, outlined body spans the entire canvas. The...

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Seated Nude, 1917 Seated Nude, 1917

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The painting Seated Nude from 1917 belongs to Modigliani’s most important series of nudes, all painted the same year. Seven of these paintings made the debut the same year at the Galerie Berthe Weill, stirring a commotion and attracting a crowd of...

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The Little Peasant, c.1918 The Little Peasant, c.1918

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Painted around 1918, the work The Little Peasant is part of Modigliani’s one small group of paintings of youths. Identified by the artist as a “peasant boy” in the bottom of the painting, the sitter also appears in a piece The Young Audience. The work...

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Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919 Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919

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Jeanne Hébuterne is the most frequently painted of Modigliani’s lovers. The artist depicted her in more than twenty works, but never in nude. In this painting, she is wearing a white chemise, suggesting modesty and hiding her pregnancy at the same time....

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El Anatsui - Horizon What to See in El Anatsui’s First Solo Show in South Africa

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The sculptures of El Anatsui defy categorization. Composed out of typically discarded resources such as liquor bottle caps and cassava graters, these intricate works are both luminous and weighty, meticulously fabricated yet malleable. Transforming these...

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A Universal History of Infamy at LACMA Interconnecting Los Angeles and Latin America at LACMA

While Los Angeles often represents the vanguard of contemporary culture in the United States, it is at the same time a Latin American city of long duration. Nearly half of the population of Los Angeles has roots in Latin America, contributing to Southern...

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Marielle Plaisir - Skin of the Donkey (detail) Spectrum Miami Beach 2017 – A Unique Five-Day Fine Art Experience

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Each first week of December, Miami becomes the favorite meeting place for the international art world crowd. Once again, Miami Art Week will take over the city, gathering world’s top gallerists, artists, curators, collectors and enthusiasts. As part of this...

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Exhibition view Aging Pride Photo- Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Vienna How Does Contemporary Art Deal with Aging?

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It seems that in our contemporary society the term anti-aging is heard way more often than the wisdom of age. This omnipresent cult of youth is often dictated by the cosmetics industry. The adaptation of anti-aging messages that prevail our culture is highly...

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Stohead - Neue Ordnung (detail) Galerie Droste Celebrates Stohead’s Fruitful Year with a Show

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A Berlin-based artist, Stohead has always focused his work around the art of writing, playing with all kinds of different handwritten letterings. Combining a graffiti-based style with classical calligraphy, he produces letters that are at the same time...

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Lesley Schiff - Flower in Hand, 1981 (detail) What Happens When a Photocopy Machine Becomes an Art Tool?

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Decades before computer programs and smartphone apps made digital manipulation commonplace, the photocopy machine offered novel ways to transform images. When it first came about, this technology was truly groundbreaking. It wasn’t just offices who loved...

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JonOne - Walking Through The City, 2017 (detail) David Pluskwa Presents Four Artists of Today’s Abstract

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A perplexing art form that evades definition and artistic classification, abstract art has a remarkable ability to inspire our curiosity about the reaches of our imagination and the potential for us to create something completely unique in the world. Abstract...

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Cris Toala Olivares x Cranio Cranio’s Blue Amazonians Arrive in Amsterdam, Courtesy of Vroom & Varossieau!

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The Brazilian artist Cranio is best known for his distinctive and trademark characters of tribesmen, living off the spoils of selling off their land. Emerging from the desire to show indigenous people from Brazil and all the troubles they’re facing in the...

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Installation view of Betty Tompkins, WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2016. Photography by Genevieve Hanson, ArtEcho LLC A Look at The Art World’s Long-Overdue Appreciation of Female Artists in 2017

In the famous 1971 article, the feminist art historian Linda Nochlin posed a controversial question: “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”[1] In this landmark essay, she demolished the misconception that women lacked the artist gene, showing it...

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