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Modigliani, Amedeo 1884-1920

Works: 1,245 works in 2,651 publications in 10 languages and 39,021 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Drama  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Draftsman, Engraver, Editor
Classifications: ND623.M67, 759.5
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Modigliani : a life by Meryle Secrest( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 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 : beyond the myth by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 889 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 & the artists of Montparnasse by Kenneth Wayne( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 849 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
Amedeo Modigliani by Frances Alexander( )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani (1884-1920), peintre sans bonheur dans son Italie natale, ne connut que le chagrin dans sa terre d'adoption, la France. De ce mal-être, l'artiste constitue une œuvre originale, influencée par l'Art nègre, les Cubistes et les nuits alcoolisées de Montparnasse. Sa vision de la femme, au corps sensuel, à la nudité presque agressive, aux visages énigmatiques, exprime toute sa souffrance d'être mal aimé, injustement méconnu. Modigliani est mort à l'âge de 36 ans. Ce livre se compose des toiles qui firent scandale en leur temps et qui paraissent aujourd'hui bien sages
Modigliani by Douglas Hall( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the life and work of twentieth-century artist Amedeo Modigliani, and includes over eighty color and black-and-white illustrations
Modigliani the sculptor by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )
3 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amedeo Modigliani, 1884-1920 : the poetry of seeing by Doris Krystof( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani by Christian Parisot( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Besides exploring Modigliani's biography in detail, this book attempts an analysis of his unique art
Modigliani by Carol Mann( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leven en werk van de Italiaanse schilder (1884-1920)
Amedeo Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )
6 editions published in 1958 in English and French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puella mea by E. E Cummings( Book )
2 editions published between 1923 and 1949 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and works of Modigliani by Janice Anderson( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the life and works of the Italian artist
Amedeo Modigliani : paintings, sculptures, drawings by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
9 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 151 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
Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )
2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peintures by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )
1 edition published in 1947 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani, dipinti e disegni : incontri italiani 1900-1920 by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani e Montparnasse by Roger van Gindertael( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modigliani by Stephen Butler( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
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, Амадео, 1884-1920
Модильяни, Амедео 1884-1920
מאדיליאני, אמדאו 1884-1920
מודילאני, אמאדאו
מודיליאני, אמדאו בן פלאמיניו
מודיליני, אמדאו 1884-1920
מודילני, אמדאו 1884-1920
モディリアニ, アメデオ
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