Friday, 10 April 2015

Art on Friday, Modigliani



Amedeo Clemente Modigliani(12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was a Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures, that were not received well during his lifetime, but later found acceptance. Modigliani spent his youth in Italy, where he studied the art of antiquity and the Renaissance, until he moved to Paris in 1906. There he came into contact with prominent artists such as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuşi.
Modigliani's oeuvre includes mainly paintings and drawings. From 1909 to 1914, however, he devoted himself mainly to sculpture. His main subject was portraits and full figures of humans, both in the images and in the sculptures. During his life, Amedeo Modigliani had little success, but after his death he achieved greater popularity and his works of art achieved high prices. He died at age 35 in Paris of tubercular meningitis.

Madame Georges van Muyden 

Lunia Czechowska with her left hand on her cheek

Femme au grand chapeau  

 . Nu couche de dos

 Jeanne Hebuterne with Hat and Necklace

nu feminin assis 


Jeanne Hebuterne Face

 drawing

 Sketch

© KH

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