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Modigliani, Amedeo 1884-1920

Works: 1,137 works in 2,526 publications in 12 languages and 38,421 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Drama  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Pictorial works  Fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Composer, Engraver, Draftsman, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ND623.M67, 759.5
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Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani ( Book )
224 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Besides exploring Modigliani's biography in detail, this book attempts an analysis of his unique art
Amedeo Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani ( )
56 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In addition to his paintings, Modigliani's drawings and his sculptures - which he valued above all else in his art - are included in this study of a brief but incandescent life
Modigliani : beyond the myth by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is one of the best known - and most misunderstood - artists of the twentieth century. His incisive portraits, erotically charged nudes, elegant drawings of caryatids, and primitivistic sculpture have been admired for decades. Modigliani's work, however, has typically been examined in the limited context of his so-called bohemian, anti-intellectual lifestyle. This book revises this approach toward Modigliani's art, presenting a revisionist examination of the unique historical, social, religious, and cultural significance of his oeuvre." "Modigliani: Beyond the Myth looks at the artist and his art from a variety of important perspectives: his proud heritage as a Sephardic Jew, whose spirituality embraced non-Western, classical, and Christian iconography while retaining its own ethnic identity; his critical engagement and melding of tribal and ethnographic art with Judaism in his portraiture; the representation of the female nude in his works from a feminist cultural perspective; the remarkable reception of his work in Italy after his death, and the failure of traditional art history to account for or analyze these important aspects of his life and work."--Jacket
Modigliani : a life by Meryle Secrest ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amedeo Modigliani was considered to be the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as Van Gogh's. In his time, his work was seen as an oddity, a link between such portraitists as Whistler and Sargent and the modernist approaches of Gauguin and Picasso. In this major new biography, Meryle Secrest gives us a fully realized portrait of one of the twentieth century's master painters and sculptors: his upbringing, a Sephardic Jew from an impoverished but genteel Italian family; his going to Paris to make his fortune; his striking good looks; his training as an artist--and his influences: the Italian Renaissance, particularly Botticelli; Nietzsche's theories of the artist as Übermensch; the Romanian sculptor Brancusi; and the primitive sculptures of Africa and Oceania with their simplified, masklike faces. We see how his secret illness--tuberculosis--affected his work and his fatalistic attitude toward life, and how he used alcohol and opium to hide the symptoms and thus came to be seen as a dissolute alcoholic. And throughout, we see the Paris that Modigliani lived in, a city in dynamic flux where art was still a noble cause in a transforming revolution.--From publisher description
Modigliani & the artists of Montparnasse by Kenneth Wayne ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Famous for his elongated forms, graceful portraits, and lush nudes, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is among the most loved of the extraordinary group of artists who lived in Montparnasse in the early twentieth century. Accompanying the first major Modigliani exhibition - culled from important collections in North America and abroad - in the United States in more than forty years, this book places Modigliani and his work in the context of his friends and contemporaries, all living and working in what Marcel Duchamp described as "the first truly international group of artists we ever had." The art is striking for its diversity: Cubist, Expressionist, and Primitivist, with Modigliani's art embodying all of these elements, in all mediums: painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The other Montparnasse artists featured include Alexander Archipenko, Constantin Brancusi, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, and Diego Rivera." "Moving beyond the artist's tragically brief life to provide a fuller and richer understanding of his art, this book is arranged thematically: the first essay explores Modigliani's relation with Montparnasse; the second addresses his relationship with the avant-garde movements and figures; and the third examines his lifetime exhibitions and their critical reception. These essays are illustrated not only with the works of Modigliani and his peers, but also with black-and-white photographs of Montparnasse and of the artists." "Also, presented here for the first time are excerpts from "Minnie Pinnikin," the Surrealist novella written by Modigliani's lover and model Beatrice Hastings about their experiences together. Hastings read excerpts from the novella at a literary event in Paris in 1916 and since then it has been considered lost. This striking volume, which includes extensive new documentation, provides a serious examination of Modigliani's work."--BOOK JACKET
Modigliani the sculptor by Amedeo Modigliani ( Book )
5 editions published between 1958 and 1965 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amedeo Modigliani, 1884-1920 : the poetry of seeing by Doris Krystof ( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puella mea by E. E Cummings ( Book )
2 editions published between 1923 and 1949 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and works of Modigliani by Janice Anderson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the life and works of the Italian artist
Amedeo Modigliani : 1884-1920 : [exposition] 26 mars-28 juin 1981, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, XXe anniversaire by Amedeo Modigliani ( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in French and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amedeo Modigliani : portraits and nudes by Anette Kruszynski ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This interpretation of Modigliani's career charts the artist's development from his early portraits, through more stylised decorative imagesm such as the graceful figures with the almond-shaped eyes and swan-like necks, to his mature depictions of nudes, which have become symbols of femininity. Although Modigliani led the dissipated life of the turn-of-the-century bohemian in Paris, dying at the age of of 35, his restless life is scarcely reflected in his paintings. The author shows how his works are characterised by cool detachment and often archaic austerity. This study reveals how Modigliani drew his inspiration not so much from the avant-garde movements of the time, such as Cubism, Fauvism and Futurism, as from artists of the Renaissance and Rococo periods
Amedeo Modigliani : paintings, sculptures, drawings by Amedeo Modigliani ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani, dipinti e disegni : incontri italiani 1900-1920 by Osvaldo Patani ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peintures by Amedeo Modigliani ( Book )
1 edition published in 1947 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani by Stephen Butler ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani and the painters of Montparnasse by Helen I Hubbard ( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Color plates include works by: Modigliani, van Dongen, Vlaminck, Picasso, Derain, Kisling, Soutine, Foujita, Chagall, Pascin
Paintings, drawings, sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani ( Book )
6 editions published between 1951 and 1963 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who was Modigliani? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on Modigliani's life in Paris, where his single one-man exhibition in 1917 resulted in five of his paintings being removed from the gallery by an outraged police chief. Interviews with his daughter Jeanne and with the sculptor Chana Orloff reveal insights into the painter's short, tragic life
Modigliani a Montparnasse, 1909-1920 by Amedeo Modigliani ( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in Italian and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amedeo Modigliani : Malerei, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen by Werner Schmalenbach ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Amedeo Modigliani
Mo-ti-liang-ni, 1884-1920
Modigliani, ... 1884-1920
Modigliani, Amadeo.
Modigliani, Amadeo, 1884-1920
Modigliani, Amedeo
Modigliani, Amedeo Clemente.
Modigliani, Amedeo Clemente, 1884-1920
Modilʹi︠a︡ni, Amedeo
Modilʹi︠a︡ni, Amedeo, 1884-1920
Modilʹjani, Amadeo, 1884-1920
Modiljani, Amedeo
Modiljāni, Amedeo, 1884-1920
Modil'jani, Amedeo K. 1884-1920
Mūdilyānī, Amīdivū
Mūdilyānī, Amīdivū, 1884-1920
Модиглиани, Амедео, 1884-1920.
Модильяни, Амедео, 1884-1920
מאדיליאני, אמדאו, 1884-1920
מודילאני, אמאדאו
モディリアニ, アメデオ
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