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Modigliani

Please note that since January first 2015, the Wildenstein Institute, Paris, has ceased its involvement in the critical catalogue of Amedeo Modigliani’s paintings.
The critical catalogue of the drawings was stopped in April 2001.

Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920), Italian painter and draftsman, trained in Florence and then in Venice, before arriving in Paris in 1906. A sculptor by vocation, he was pushed by Paul Guillaume, his art dealer, to abandon this activity, too dangerous for his fragile health, and to devote himself to painting, easier to make and to sell. From Montmartre to Montparnasse and to the South of France, he rubbed shoulders with the bohemian world of his day, artist’s residents of the Ruche, in Montparnasse, and artists of the School of Paris along with all actors of Parisian life. He died prematurely from tuberculosis. His work focuses on the human form and more precisely on the female figure (portraits, nudes, caryatids). The critical catalogue, established by Marc Restellini, will provide a new reading of Modigliani’s specificity in his time and of his research on sketches (épure) and primitivism, very dear to our contemporary sensibility.

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