Modigliani (Basic Art Series 2.0)

Along got here Amedeo: A targeted form of beauty
In never-ending odes to the feminine form, Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) traced elongated our bodies, almond eyes, and his personal identify into paintings historical past. His languid girl topics are as immediately recognizable as they are startling, sensual, and swan-necked.

Modigliani's certain figuration corresponded to his personal own thought of attractiveness, yet drew upon a wealthy number of visible affects, together with contemporary Cubism, African carvings, Cambodian sculptures, and thirteenth century portray from his local Italy. even though most famous for his nude ladies, he utilized comparable stylistic strategies to photos of male inventive contemporaries such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and Chaim Soutine.

With key works from his hugely individualistic repertoire, this ebook introduces Modigliani's short yet respected profession on the heart of Paris' early modernist hotbed.

About the Series:
Each publication in TASCHEN’s easy paintings sequence positive aspects:
  • a certain chronological precis of the existence and oeuvre of the artist, overlaying his or her cultural and ancient importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions

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