In the style of Amedeo Modgliani

Painting of woman lying on surface

Nude (rear view)

Modigliani’s nudes are explicitly sexual in a way that many may find challenging. His first show of nude painting was closed down by the police after only two days as an offence against public decency. His self-destructive behaviour led to his early death from Meningitis but in time his work was seen, not as offensive, but as a celebration of female beauty.

Today such paintings sell for millions of pounds