Modigliani Portraits

Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani created unique portraits that had elongated faces and figures.  If you have never heard of this artist, I would highly recommend that you google him.  His style is very interesting!

When I took Carla Sonheim’s FREE Kid’s Art Week online class, one of our assignments this summer was to create a portrait in Modigliani’s style.

I did not have time to complete the assignment until now.  (BTW – This is what is wonderful about online art classes!)

I decided to choose my niece and nephew for my subjects.

Here is my nephew who loves to play tennis!  So I had to add a tennis racket to his portrait.  🙂

JD Modigliani style

And here is the reference photo I used.  He is 15 years old:

JD at 15

My niece loves her cat:

Angie Modigliani portrait

So I included a photo of her kitty with her portrait.

Here she is at 16 years of age:

Angie at 17

I enjoyed creating these Modigliani Portraits with Tombow markers.

Happy Creating!  🙂

18 responses to “Modigliani Portraits

  1. Wow, you did a really good job in this Modigliani style! Love the colors in the first one! Your niece and nephew are both really handsome, love their wonderful red hair. Very special! 💜😊

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  2. These are great! I think I may do these with my art classes at school. I love that you showed your reference photos along with the finished pieces.

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    • Thanks Kitty! This would be excellent to do with your kids! Have you checked out Carla Sonheim’s FREE Summer Art Camp? You can still sign up and there are lots of great ideas you could use for your students. 🙂


  3. Awesome job and beautiful models 😊

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  4. What a great project! I love to see how you explore and create! And you have a lovely niece and nephew! xo Johanna

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    • Thank you Johanna! I was a little short on time yesterday. These didn’t take too much time to make. I should have spent more time concentrating on dinner though as dinner ended in the trash! Oh well. Yes, I agree, my niece and nephew are great kids! xo

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  5. Awesome Jill!! These are fantastic!! You really rocked it! 🙂

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  6. Hi Jill – Modigliani would be proud. It’s always fun to try new approaches to art. The Tombows are added fun!

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  7. Way to go, Jill! Beautiful take on his style. And I love that you also posted their photos so we could appreciate those as well. Absolutely love the kitty in his style! That one is my favorite. Thanks Jill. 💛

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  8. thanks for the informative info!! wonderful style! and beautiful family too!!

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