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Woman with a Fan painting by Amedeo Clemente Modigliani in Skyfall movie
Woman with a Fan, Amedeo Clemente Modigliani
Movie: Skyfall
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cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw
actors in scene: Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe
country (movie): USA, United Kingdom
genres: action, thriller
director: Sam Mendes
writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
time of scene: 00:48:55
release year: 2012
painting title: Woman with a Fan
author: Amedeo Clemente Modigliani
date of creation: 1919
style: Expressionism
size: medium
artist's country: Italy
room: salon, hotel room
room colors: yellow, brown
theme: portrait
color: red, yellow
additional description:
This painting is seen in the Shanghai section of the film. It's where Severine uses a stolen painting as bait in an assassination plot, and the prospective purchaser of the picture is shot.
This painting was really stolen from a gallery in real life from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, on May 19 2010. Speculation is that it really did end up in China, too.
This painting is not only a nod to this real life fact, but it is also a reference to a similar 'inside joke' in the first James Bond film Dr. No (1962). In Dr. No, we can see Francisco Goya's Portrait of The Duke of Wellington, which was stolen in 1961 from the National Gallery in London. The painting was retrieved and has been on display in the National Gallery ever since.
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