Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse
Kenneth Wayne, Amedeo Modigliani, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Kimbell Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Harry N. Abrams, Oct 8, 2002 - Architecture - 223 pages
"Famous for his elongated forms, graceful portraits, and lush nudes, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is among the most loved of the extraordinary group of artists who lived in Montparnasse in the early twentieth century. Accompanying the first major Modigliani exhibition - culled from important collections in North America and abroad - in the United States in more than forty years, this book places Modigliani and his work in the context of his friends and contemporaries, all living and working in what Marcel Duchamp described as "the first truly international group of artists we ever had." The art is striking for its diversity: Cubist, Expressionist, and Primitivist, with Modigliani's art embodying all of these elements, in all mediums: painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The other Montparnasse artists featured include Alexander Archipenko, Constantin Brancusi, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, and Diego Rivera." "Moving beyond the artist's tragically brief life to provide a fuller and richer understanding of his art, this book is arranged thematically: the first essay explores Modigliani's relation with Montparnasse; the second addresses his relationship with the avant-garde movements and figures; and the third examines his lifetime exhibitions and their critical reception. These essays are illustrated not only with the works of Modigliani and his peers, but also with black-and-white photographs of Montparnasse and of the artists." "Also, presented here for the first time are excerpts from "Minnie Pinnikin," the Surrealist novella written by Modigliani's lover and model Beatrice Hastings about their experiences together. Hastings read excerpts from the novella at a literary event in Paris in 1916 and since then it has been considered lost. This striking volume, which includes extensive new documentation, provides a serious examination of Modigliani's work." --Book Jacket.
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Modigliani & the artists of MontparnasseUser Review - Book Verdict
Presented as an exhibition catalog accompanying the exhibition of the same name to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this handsome volume is arguably the most comprehensive title available on the artist. The book explores Modigliani's relationships with peers (such as Archipenko, de Chirico, Brancusi, Leger, Picasso, and Rivera) as well his relation with the Paris neighborhood. Essays by curators are flawlessly researched and approachable, and the simple, full-page color presentation of the paintings and sculpture make this a complete reference for one of the most important periods in modern art. The ephemera from early exhibitions and rare black-and-white snapshots will fascinate experts and students alike, as will a bonus excerpt from a surrealist novella (long considered lost) by Modigliani's lover and model, Beatrice Hastings. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Douglas McClemont, New York ...
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Thought more of the collection itself than of the obligatory essays in the front section. But what a time, what images, what a direct affront--- to the established Ecole des Beaux Arts. Dadaists, Post ... Read full review
Modigliani: Beyond the Myth ; [... Published in Conjunction with the ...
Mason Klein,Maurice Berger
No preview available - 2004
FOREWORD Douglas G Schultz 12 PREFACE Kenneth Wayne 14 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Kenneth Wayne
MODIGLIANI AND MONTPARNASSE
MODIGLIANI AND THE AVANTGARDE
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