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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Portraits Inspired by Modigliani by 8th grade

These portraits are based on the artwork of Modigliani, an Italian figurative artist famous for his elongated style and the mask-like facial features of his subjects. I found this lesson on a blog called Deep Space Sparkle. Thanks!! We studied a bit about him and then the 8th grade took on the task of creating their likenesses in his style. They sketched it out, then used a layer oil pastel technique to color it in...

The final results are very cool...check out the likeness!!

Here are some other finished works...

They are so shy...


  1. I was searching for articles on Modigliani's chalky "Fresco" style - the way he applies the paint and I came across these fantastic portraits - they capture the personality of the sitters so well. It's more than just a line or a style. If you want to become a painter, study well Modigliani and Picasso, two of the greats !

  2. Thanks, Sheila! I think the kids did a great job too!