Curator Socks

Artist's Wife Socks


Artist: Amedeo Modigliani

Created: 1918

Dimensions (cm): 100.3 x 64.5

Format: Oil on Canvas

Location: Norton Simon Museum, USA


This work depicts Jeanne Hebuterne, Modigliani’s wife, whom he met in 1917 and fell passionately in love. She became a frequent subject in the artist's work who was influenced by the early Italian masters, clearly seen in this artwork.
The painting portrays Jeanne, with her slate-grey eyes and long elegant face, assuming the pose of an Italian Renaissance Virgin Annunciate. She is also composed of oval and curved shapes against a softly brushed and light background, with barely any recognizable objects, in a purposely narrowed view. A simple yet oddly disturbing painting carried onto our model, in a minimalistic and elegant approach.
After Modigliani’s death, in 1920 Jeanne committed suicide the following morning. She was nine months pregnant with their second child.

80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
Made in Portugal using the most advanced craftsmanship to produce the finest seamless socks.

Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron.

For men:
- Large: L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (8-12)
- Medium: M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (4½-7½)

For women:
- Large:  L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (10-12½)
- Medium:  M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (6-9½)