"Modigliani et le Primitivisme" Exhibition

The National Art Center, Tokyo

poster for "Modigliani et le Primitivisme" Exhibition

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Amedeo Modigliani is known as a representative early twentieth century École de Paris artist who was active in the Montparnasse artist community. However, his interest in the simple rustic forms often seen in African and Southeast Asian art for inspiration is lesser known.
This exhibition introduces a wide variety of works that trace the development of his expression that is deeply rooted in primitism. The works begin with his early "Cariatid" series, rich in influences from primitism, and end with his unique portraits. Approximately 150 oil paintings and sketches are on display.

[Image: "Caryatides" (1914) Mixed media on paper. Collection of Joel D. Honigberg]

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From 2008-03-26 To 2008-06-09

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shugrind: (2008-04-23 at 01:04)

http://shumetallblog.blog98.fc2.com/blog-entry-320.html
初期の素描作品『カリアティッド』が一面にならぶ展示空間。プリミティブなエネルギーに圧倒されました!

miko: (2008-05-20 at 21:05)

初期の方の作品があまり年数を置かずしてガラリと作風が変わっていることを発見できたり、アフリカやギリシャのアルカイックに影響された作品を鑑賞できたりとモディリアーニの作として既にスポットライトを浴びている作品以外のものを見ることができる貴重な機会でした。国立新美術館には巨匠としてのモディリアーニではなく苦悩しながら己の表現するカタチを追い求めている美しい瞳の青年がいます。
上の写真の「カリアティッド」の実物の青の美しさは必見です!

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