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Birthplace: Livorno
Death: Died in Parigi
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About Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overwork, and addiction to alcohol and narcotics.

Early life

Modigliani birthplace in Livorno Modigliani was born into a Jewish family in Livorno, Italy. A port city, Livorno had long served as a refuge for those persecuted for their religion, and was home to a large Jewish community. His maternal great-great-grandfather, Solomon Garsin, had immigrated to Livorno in the 18th century as a refugee.

Modigliani was the fourth child of Flaminio Modigliani and his French wife, Eugenia Garsin.

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, Wikipedia Bio

Two films have been made about Modigliani: Les Amants de Montparnasse in 1958, directed by Jacques Becker, and Modigliani in 2004, directed by Mick Davis starring Andy García as Modigliani. Red Nude (1917) plays an important part in the 1972 film Travels with My Aunt. The slyly winking face of Maggie Smith, complete with bright red hair, seems to have been superimposed onto the original painting.

The 1968 French film, Le tatoué features a fictional Legionnaire who has his back covered by a tattoo done by Modigliani. Since after his death, works by Modigliani have skyrocketed in value, an art dealer spends the movie trying to get the tattoo off the back of the Legionnaire, and into a museum.

Selected works

Paintings

▪ Head of a Woman with a Hat (1907) ▪ Portrait of Juan Gris (1915) ▪ Portrait of the Art Dealer Paul Guillaume (1916) ▪ Portrait of Jean Cocteau (1916) ▪ Seated Nude (ca. 1918) Honolulu Academy of Arts ▪ Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne (1918) ▪ Woman with a Fan (1919), stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris on May 19, 2010.[1] ▪ Portrait of Marios Varvoglis (1920; Modigliani's last painting)

Sculptures (Only 27 sculptures by Modigliani are known to exist.[citation needed]) ▪ Head of a Woman (1910/1911). ▪ Head (1911–1913). ▪ Head (1911–1912). ▪ Head (1912). ▪ Rose Caryatid (1914).

See also ▪ Painting the Century: 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000 ▪ Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art ▪ Nude Sitting on a Divan

References 1. ^ Werner, Alfred (1967). Amedeo Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 13. ISBN 0810903237. 2. ^ Fifield, William (19 June 1978). Modigliani: A Biography. W.H. Allen. pp. 316. ISBN 049102164X. 3. ^ Diehl, Gaston (Reissue edition (Jul 1989)). Modigliani. Crown Pub. pp. 96. ISBN 0517507986. 4. ^ Soby, James Thrall (Sep 1977). Amedeo Modigliani. New York: Arno P. pp. 55. 5. ^ Werner, Alfred (1967). Amedeo Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 14. ISBN 0810903237. 6. ^ a b Mann, Carol (1980). Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 12. ISBN 0-500-20176-5. 7. ^ Werner, Alfred (1967). Amedeo Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. p. 16. ISBN 0810903237. 8. ^ a b Mann, Carol (1980). Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. p. 16. ISBN 0-500-20176-5. 9. ^ a b c d Werner, Alfred (1967). Amedeo Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 17. ISBN 0810903237. 10. ^ Mann, Carol (1980). Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 19–22. ISBN 0-500-20176-5. 11. ^ Mann, Carol (1980). Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 20. ISBN 0-500-20176-5. 12. ^ a b Werner, Alfred (1967). Amedeo Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 19. ISBN 0810903237. 13. ^ a b Werner, Alfred (1985). Amedeo Modigliani. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. pp. 24. ISBN 0-8109-1416-6. 14. ^ a b Werner, Alfred (1967). Amedeo Modigliani. London: Thames and Hudson.. pp. 20. ISBN 0810903237. 15. ^ Klein, Mason, et al., Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, page 197. The Jewish Museum and Yale University Press, 2004. 16. ^ "Photo". Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza. Retrieved retrieved June 8, 2009. 17. ^ Lappin, Linda (Summer 2002). "Missing person in Montparnasse: The case of Jeanne Hebuterne". Literary Review: an international journal of contemporary writing 45 (4): 785–811. 00244589. 18. ^ "Modigliani nude sells for a record $68.9m". BBC News. November 3, 2010. 19. ^ a b Peter Schjeldahl, Book review of Meryle Secrest’s “Modigliani: A Life”, The New Yorker, March 7, 2011 Abstract

▪ Hecht Museum ▪ Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, The Jewish Museum, New York 2004 ▪ Modigliani and His Models, The Royal Academy of Arts, London 2006 ▪ Review of Exhibition Modigliani at the Royal Academy of Arts, London ▪ Rats' teeth and empty eyes, a disparaging view of Modigliani's work in The Guardian's review of the RA show of 2006. ▪ Modigliani's Jewish influences

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Amedeo Modigliani's Timeline

1884
July 12, 1884
Livorno
1918
November 29, 1918
Age 34
Nizza
1920
January 24, 1920
Age 35
Parigi
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Paris, Île-de-France, France