Pic of the Week: 30 January 2016
by Kay McMahon © 2016
“I’m not the type to make New Year resolutions. I know I’d never keep them. However, when challenged to draw one as part of a friendly cartoon competition, this is what I came up with. I just happened to be reading a book about Modigliani at the time and liked his style. I wondered if it might lend itself to cartooning. This pastiche is the result of my efforts.
“The model for the original painting in 1918 was Jeanne Hébuterne, Modigliani’s common-law wife. Soon after Modigliani died in 1920, having lived for 35 turbulent years, she committed suicide aged only 21.”