Beatrice Hastings - Marek Dutka


Title: Beatrice Hastings 
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 47cm x 62cm  
Framed in a black wooden box frame.

‘When I know your soul I will paint your eyes.’ Amedeo Modigliani lived a short, brilliant and tempestuous life. During an intense two-year romance, he would paint the English writer and poet, Beatrice Hastings, many times, his partner from 1914 to 1916. In the two years of their stormy, brawl-filled romance, he painted her 14 times. For Modigliani, the two years with Hastings saw a surge in focus and creativity and coincided with his return to painting. For Hastings too, their time together marked one of her most sustained productive periods.

This piece was used as a front cover image for 'Beatrice Hastings In Full Revolt' authors  Federico TortoraMaristella Diotaiuti