Amedeo Clemente Modigliani
1884 - 1920

Born in 1884 in Livorno, Italy, the son of a Spanish Jewish family. A painter and sculptor. 

 

He was active in Montparnasse, a gathering of artists, and is one of the painters of École de Paris. He painted sensual, tired portraits featuring almond-shaped eyes, elongated necks, and expressionless faces. Modigliani was forced to live in poverty because his paintings were not appreciated as expected. He is known for his quick drawing, which finishes his work at once with tremendous concentration, and there is an anecdote that he finished the work in less than four hours in front of his model.

 

He finally began to be evaluated as a painter around 1919 in his later years, but died at the age of 36 due to tuberculous meningitis. His life was a series of tragedy, drowning in alcohol and drugs, and finally being sick. And it has been handed down as a legend, and later several films have been made.

His work soared rapidly after his death, and at the retrospective exhibition at the Venice Biennale
held in 1930, ten years after his death, he finally gained a legitimate reputation as a painter
representing the 20th century. I will receive it.

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