In Search of Modigliani— From the Avant-Garde to Classicalism

Pola Museum of Art

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Born in Livorno, Italy, the painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) lived a short but storied life, producing art in a unique style that continues to strike viewers with its vividness. While Modigliani has long been considered a representative of the School of Paris, in the past century there has been a growing movement to reexamine his work on its own merits. With a similar awareness, the primary aim of this exhibition is to reconsider the meaning of the work left by an artist often said to be in a class by himself, while also shedding light on Modigliani’s era and artistic environment. Tracing the first fifteen years or so of the 20th century, a time when artistic and aesthetic values underwent dizzying changes, it explores to what extent Modigliani’s art was a subject of its times and to what extent it focuses on unchanging elements. Art from early in Modigliani’s career through his stay in southern France is presented along with works contemporaries who influenced or interacted with Modigliani, revealing his development as an artist.

[Image: Amedeo Modigliani “Reclining Nude With Loose Hair” (1917)]

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130 Years of Modigliani - A 3 Day Festival of Celebrations
Dates: July 25-27
An opportunity to join a host of workshops, concerts, gallery talks hand games in the discovery of Modigliani. Also including a lecture from Italian art expert Kikuro Miyashita.

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from April 12, 2014 to September 15, 2014

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