Modigliani

Tate Modern
London

Amedeo Modigliani’s sensuous, expressionistic works lit up the vibrant Parisian art scene before his life was tragically cut short at the age of 35. Tate Modern’s upcoming exhibition will bring together a dazzling range of his iconic portraits, a series of sculptures, and the largest group of his nudes ever shown in the UK.

During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during in their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.

Modigliani’s nudes are a highlight of the exhibition – with 12 nudes on display, this is the largest group ever reunited in the UK. These sensuous works proved controversial when they were first shown in 1917, leading police to censor his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency. You will also discover his lesser-known but radical and thought-provoking sculptures, as well as his portraits of his friends, lovers and supporters, including Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and his partner Jeanne Hébuterne.

‘With one eye you are looking at the outside world, while with the other you are looking within yourself.’ Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani, Beatrice Hastings 1915. Private Collection
Amedeo Modigliani, Beatrice Hastings 1915. Private Collection
Amedeo Modigliani
Amedeo Modigliani
Amedeo Modigliani, The Little Peasant c. 1918 © Tate
Amedeo Modigliani, The Little Peasant c. 1918 © Tate
Modigliani - Reclining Nude 1919. Museum of Modern Art, New York
Modigliani – Reclining Nude 1919. Museum of Modern Art, New York
Head c.1911-2 Amedeo Modigliani 1884-1920 Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T03760
Head c.1911-2 Amedeo Modigliani 1884-1920 Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T03760

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