Modigliani (Basic Art Series 2.0)

Along got here Amedeo: A designated kind 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 artwork background. His languid lady matters are as immediately recognizable as they are startling, sensual, and swan-necked.

Modigliani's detailed figuration corresponded to his personal own inspiration of good looks, 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 if most famed for his nude women, he utilized comparable stylistic strategies to graphics of male creative contemporaries such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and Chaim Soutine.

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

About the Series:
Each e-book in TASCHEN’s simple artwork sequence positive aspects:
  • a distinct 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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