Master of slender figures
Amadeo Modigliani was born in Livorno, Italy, on July 12, 1884. From a young age, he showed exceptional artistic talent and developed a passion for painting. He studied at various art schools, including the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and the Scuola Libera di Nudo in Venice.
Modigliani developed a unique style throughout his career, influenced by African and primitive art, the Italian Renaissance, and Cubism. His paintings are characterized by long, slender figures, accentuated facial features, and a particular elegance. He was known for his portraits, nudes and sculptures.
In 1906, Modigliani moved to Paris, which at that time was the center of the artistic avant-garde. There he came into contact with various artists and intellectuals and became part of the bohemian scene. He became friends with Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Juan Gris and other important artists of the time.
Modigliani's personal life was marked by excess, alcoholism and drug addiction. His relationships with women were often turbulent, and he had numerous affairs. His artwork was considered scandalous by society and considered by some to be pornographic or obscene.
Despite his short career, Modigliani left behind an impressive body of work. He tragically died on January 24, 1920, at the age of only 35, as a result of tuberculosis. Today, his works are exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries around the world and fetch high prices at auction.
Modigliani's style and contribution to 20th century art are considered groundbreaking. His unique portraits and sculptures have an intense expressiveness and a timeless beauty. His legacy is of great importance to the art world and his works are appreciated and admired by art lovers around the world.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1915 to 1919.
Amedeo Modigliani uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: Huile sur toile.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Modern Art.
Amedeo Modigliani was mainly concerned with the following motives: Portrait.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors brown, black and gray.
4 works of the artist Amedeo Modigliani can be found here: Private Collection.