In 1918 Amedeo Modigliani painted a portrait of his 21-year-old lover Jeanne Hebuterne with a big straw hat. He had lived together with this fair-skinned, auburn-haired young artist since 1916. Jeanne's portrait with a big straw hat is considered the most beautiful of the sixteen portraits Modigliani painted of her. With his typical use of colors including a warm radiant golden yellow, he paints a modest, friendly Jeanne with elongated neck and fingers. The black hat with yellow brim is repeated in her dark dress and skin tones. Together all shapes form a unified whole which is balanced in its simplicity. Her eyes are unfinished giving her a transcendental, universal quality.