Archive for July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Modigliani!

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS with tags , , , on July 12, 2009 by echostains

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

It’s Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani today.  He was born in Italy in 1884 and died  in 1920.  Modigliani led a typical bohemian lifestyle, but with more excesses than most.  He was marked for an early death by contracting TB whilst young.

Modigliani, famous for his portraits and nudes

Modigliani, famous for his portraits and nudes

Modigliani’s style is his own though.  He is not easily classified, though he is often called an Expressionist.  He was influenced by Toulouse Lautrec, Cezanne:  his sculpture owes much to the influence of  Brancusi.  Although he did paint a few landscapes, he became famous for his portraits and nudes.  

Amedeo-Modigliani sculpture

Amedeo-Modigliani sculpture

A brief summery of his life and work can be seen HERE

modigliani nude

modigliani nude

 

More of my posts celebrating artist’s birthday;

Rubens

Gauguin

Dali

Leonardo da Vinci

Hart Benton

Turner

Van Gogh

Morris

Pollock

Chagall

Kahlo

Hopper

Duchamp

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