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Modigliani - Colour library (Paperback)
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Modigliani - Colour library (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 12/08/1998
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Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was one of the many and diverse talents who were drawn to Paris in the early years of this century, making the city a vibrant but pressurized environment for artistic expression. A legend grew up around Modigliani, who, along with others, engendered the concept of the peintre maudit - the accursed painter - whose poverty, corruption and excess were the very seeds from which his remarkable works of art were conceived.

Unlike the Italian Futurists, who stormed at their own overwhelming tradition, Modigliani seemed to sense the possibility of returning to it for renewal. His interpretation of a central theme of the tradition, the reclining female nude, produced a series of uniquely beautiful works, outstanding in the grace and harmony of their linear designs and the quality of their colour. Nude, portraits and studies of a surprising range of personalities and psychological types are represented in this ideal introduction to the artist, as is a selection of his remarkable stone carvings, of which about 25 survive.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714827582
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 305 x 225 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

On the Colour Library Series

"Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers."-Independent

"Phaidon's excellent Colour Library series: [...] a good introduction to nearly 50 key artists and movements in art history."-Antiques Trade Gazette

"The Phaidon Colour Library Series provides an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history."-Art & Craft

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