Here the light is mesmerizing, the gesture of the cigarett and the woman's gaze, that fact that she is covered while he is bare. But that split light! Shows a relation to painting, could BE a painting.
Here I am drawn to the echo of religious art, the symbolisms, the blend of street violence and the more traditional "visitation" figure holding the baby - the layers of bold stripes like a grid, the central grid like flying over a city at nights.
Modigliani and his blues and simple lines, always elegant. This is a fuller figure than I associate with some of his work, but the almondine face remains the same. Love how the etched blue sets off the figure.
Here the division of white and red gives the work volume and form, along with the way the red fades and brightens, the textured fabric-like threads change when enlarged to trees (?) --
jots of color that keep one's gaze moving in and out.