Readheaded Girl in Evening Dress
Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress by Amedeo Modigliani

Following the steps below will help you look at this painting, Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress by Amedeo Modigliani.

Step One: Look

  • What is happening in this painting?
  • What is the mood of this painting?
  • Share your ideas with another student. Do you agree?


Step Two: Analyze


  • What colors do you see in this painting?
  • Which colors are light? Which colors are dark?
  • Where are the light and dark colors located?


  • What shapes do you see in the painting? Where?
  • Do you see lines? How do the lines distort the face?
  • Where do you see the artist's brushstrokes?


  • Do you see shadows? Where are they?


  • Describe where this woman is. How do you know?
  • Would the painting change if she were outside? How?


Step Three: Compare

To begin comparing this painting with others, please launch the slideshow found in the right sidebar.

Download relevant worksheet here.

  • What is the same between these two paintings? What is different?


Step Four: Explore

On the map below, locate where the artist Amedeo Modigliani came from. Research it.

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Teacher's Guide

For more information about Amedeo Modigliani, his techniques, and his paintings, download this helpful teacher's guide.


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