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Modigliani, Amedeo 1884-1920

Works: 1,230 works in 2,773 publications in 12 languages and 39,463 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Romance films  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Composer, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Draftsman, Engraver
Classifications: ND623.M67, 759.5
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Modigliani : beyond the myth by Art Gallery of Toronto( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 896 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 )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 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 )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 843 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."--Jacket
Modigliani by Douglas Hall( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 657 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 )

2 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and held by 539 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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modigliani by Christian Parisot( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 342 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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Italiaanse schilder (1884-1920)
Amedeo Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )

14 editions published in 1958 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puella mea by E. E Cummings( Book )

2 editions published between 1923 and 1949 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amedeo Modigliani : paintings, sculptures, drawings by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of Modigliani by Janice Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 181 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 )

14 editions published in 1981 in French and German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amedeo Modigliani : portraits and nudes by Anette Kruszynski( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined 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
Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peintures by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in French and held by 130 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 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modigliani e Montparnasse by Roger van Gindertael( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I dipinti di Modigliani by Amedeo Modigliani( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modigliani by Claude Roy( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in 5 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modigliani : beyond the myth
Alternative Names
Amadeo Modigliani

Amadeo Modilyani

Amadeus Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani Italian painter and sculptor

Amedeo Modigliani italienischer Maler und Bildhauer

Amedeo Modigliani malarz włoski

Amedeo Modigliani peintre et sculpteur italien

Amedeo Modigliani pintor y escultor italiano

Amedeo Modigliani pittore e scultore italiano

Amedeo Modiljāni

Amedeu 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

Αμεντέο Μοντιλιάνι Ιταλός ζωγράφος και γλύπτης

Амедео Модиляни

Амедео Модиљани

Амедео Модільяні

Амедэо Мадыльяні

Модиглиани, Амедео 1884-1920

Модильяни, Амадео 1884-1920

Модильяни, Амедео 1884-1920

Модильяни, Амедео итальянский художник и скульптор

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אמדאו מודיליאני

אמעדעא מאדיליאני

מאדיליאני, אמדאו 1884-1920

מודילאני, אמאדאו

מודיליאני, אמדאו בן פלאמיניו

מודיליני, אמדאו 1884-1920

מודילני, אמדאו 1884-1920

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