Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Modì

Let us take inspiration from our stay in Paris to celebrate today the 128th anniversary of the birth of the painter Amedeo Modigliani (Livorno, 12 July 1884 – Paris, 24 January 1920).Reclining Nude on White Pillow by Amedeo Modigliani, Staatsgalerie StuttgartAmedeo Modigliani, Reclining Nude on White Pillow, 1917
Oil on canvas, 60 x 92cm
Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Modigliani's first and only solo exhibition was in 1917 at the Berthe Weill gallery in Paris. Most of the paintings exhibited there were nudes. The police of a city accustomed to considerably more erotic images declared the nudes a public nuisance and closed the exhibition.
(Masterpieces of Western Art by Ingo F. Walther, Robert Suckale, Taschen, 2002)

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External links: Amedeo Modigliani (Wikipedia)

12 comments:

Randy said...

One of my favorite artists. I would love to see his work in person.

Nori said...

Modi was just such an artist who made our boys being in exciting in school days' art class...Thanks VP! You could remind me such good old days.

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you VP. Great post!

Jack said...

He looks like a precursor to the early Picasso, doesn't he?

Dina said...

Such paintings were declared "a public nuisance"?? Oi. Times have changed.

Happy birthday to Amedeo.

cieldequimper said...

Are you going to the exhibition at the Pinacothèque ? I think it's still on...

VP said...

Dina - I guess the nuisance were the guys 'looking' at the paintings in the windows of the gallery.
ciel - May be, if the police doesn't shut it down...

Cezar and Léia said...

I love his art! :)
Léia

brattcat said...

ah, what a beautiful way to start the day. thanks, vp.

Gunn said...

Nice and interesting posting.
Enjoy the exhibition!!

Dina said...

LOL to your comment!

JM said...

Great info! I didn't know about this.