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Amedeo Modigliani

1880-1916

One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

Avant-garde Italian
 Expressionist 
Painter,  Sculptor and  Bohemian

Artistically Influenced by the following Painters and Art Movements -  Art Nouveau, Cubism,  Umberto BoccioniJames EnsorPaul Cézanne and,  Wassily Kandinsky

Education - studied under Guglielmo Micheli  and attended  Fattori at the Scuola Libera di Nudo

Cause of Death - tubercular meningitis - contributing factors were alcoholism and drug addiction

 
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Reclining Nude
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Amedeo Modigliani Quotations

The function of art is to struggle against obligation ~ Amedeo Modigliani

With one eye you are looking at the outside world, while with the other you are looking within yourself. Amedeo Modigliani
 
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Amedeo Modigliani Biography Interesting Facts


Amedeo Modigliani was born July 12, 1884, in the picturesque village of Livorno, Italy.

Flaminio and Eugenia Modigliani were lively, forward-thinking parents who encouraged young Amedeo artistic leanings.

Modigliani sold his drawings in taverns and cafes and to pay for his meals and dinks.

In a drunken rage, once tossed his bisexual lover, South African writer Beatrice Hastings, out a window.

Modigliani was considered an eccentric character even for the Montmartre district of Paris. He was often without funds for even a small loaf of bread. Local prostitutes often took pity on the handsome young Italian artist when he was homeless and hungry.
 

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Readers Comments:

Fighting Forms from 1914 is my favorite Marc painting. This work was unquestionably produced under the sway of Wassily Kandinsky. Franz Marc is the originator of modern art. The `Blue Rider' group was founded by Franz and his chum Kandinsky. As time passed, under Kandinsky' s sway Marc turned increasingly to abstract art. His father labored as a professor at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. The young Franz initially wanted to become a priest. Then he turned to philosophy. In 1900 he took painting classes at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and decided to purse his love of painting. -- Kathryn Lynne Marcel, Berlin, Germany

Franz paintings are a convoluted and velvety matrix of both mysteriousness and discovery. His work is "contained by a tortured soul" and can only be described as 'incredible' and 'farsighted'. Some figures are delicately executed; others progress more mischievously and seem thrown into the composition. . -- Bonnie Goldstein, Germantown, Pa

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