Carlo Valentini “Elvira, the Model of Modigliani”

“Death overtook him when he came to glory”

Being portrayed by Modì, They used to say, was like “having your soul undressed”. The setting is that of Montmatre and Montparnasse, the portrait in particular stands out on the cover of the book by Carlo Valentini: “Elvira the model of Modigliani.”
The figure absorbs and occupies all the space, has an unlimited composure, a slightly asymmetrical presence; the line is reminiscent of African masks, the very feminine body possesses, however, a masculine solidity, the oval of the face is refined, the mouth…