Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was an Italian artist who is best known for his portraits and nudes.

Amedeo Modigliani Summary:

  • He was good friends with fellow artists Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuși.
  • Besides his paintings, he was also a talented sculptor.
  • He was a fan of poetry and was influenced by the writings of Nietzsche and Baudelaire.
  • He tried to enlist in the army for World War I but was rejected due to his poor health.
  • His 1917 showcase of nudes was controversial as it presented women with fixed gazes at the viewer.

Amedeo Modigliani Famous Paintings:

  • Portrait of Maude Abrantes (1907)
  • Bride and Groom (1915)
  • Nu Couché au coussin Bleu (1916)
  • Jean Cocteau (1916)
  • Madame Kisling (1917)
  • Portrait of Juan Gris (1915)
  • Portrait of Pablo Picasso (1915)

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