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Monday, October 13, 2008

Modi and Jeanne Exhibit - Inspired by Amedeo Modigliani Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


Modi and Jeanne Exhibit

Inspired by Amedeo Modigliani


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Madison Avenue Art Gallery





The painting continues onto the sides. No frame necessary ( click photo)



Inspiration

When I saw the movie Modigliani I knew I had to paint and exhibit of him and Jeanne, his only love besides art. The painting of Jeanne on the right has no eyes. Soon after meeting Jeanne he did several paintings of her with out the eyes. When Jeanne asked him why he never painted her eyes he said, " The day I paint your eyes I'll be able to see your soul." Touching. This is a wonderful but sad story of a master artist. I highly recommend seeing the movie "Modigliani with Andy Garcia.


Details

The smallest painting within this painting is approx 1.5" x 1.5" and the largest 2" x 3"- Miniature Paintings within a painting of people viewing masterpieces.

The painting is 12 x 8 inches on gallery wrapped, linen canvas hardwood panel.
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Amedeo Modigliani


Birth name Amedeo Modigliani
Born July 12, 1884
Livorno, Tuscany
Died January 24, 1920 (aged 35)
Paris, France
Nationality Italian
Training Accademia di Belle Arti, Istituto di Belle Arti

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred to in English as Leghorn), in Northwestern Italy and began his artistic studies in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906. Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and art movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani's œuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and an excessive use of alcohol and narcotics, at the age of 35.

Early Life

Self-portrait, 1919, oil on canvas, São Paulo Museum of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Amedeo Modigliani was born into a Jewish family at Livorno, in Tuscany. Livorno was still a relatively new city, by Italian standards, in the late 19th century. The Livorno that Modigliani knew was a bustling center of commerce focused upon seafaring and shipwrighting , but its cultural history lay in being a refuge for those persecuted for their religion. His own maternal great-great-grandfather was one Solomon Garsin, a Jew who had immigrated to Livorno in the eighteenth century as a religious refugee.

Modigliani was the fourth child of Flaminio Modigliani and his wife, Eugenia Garsin. His father was in the money-changing business, but when the business went bankrupt, the family lived in dire poverty. In fact, Amedeo's birth saved the family from certain ruin, as, according to an ancient law, creditors could not seize the bed of a pregnant woman or a mother with a newborn child. When bailiffs entered the family home, just as Eugenia went into labour, the family protected their most valuable assets by piling them on top of the expectant mother.

Modigliani had a particularly close relationship with his mother, who taught her son at home until he was ten. Beset with health problems after an attack of pleurisy when he was about eleven, a few years later he developed a case of typhoid fever. When he was roughly sixteen he was taken ill with pleurisy again, and it was then that he contracted the tuberculosis which was to eventually claim his life. Each time it was his mother Eugenia's intensive care of him which pulled him through. After Modigliani had recovered from the second bout of pleurisy, his mother took him on a tour of southern Italy: Naples, Capri, Rome and Amalfi, then back north to Florence and Venice.

His mother was, in many ways, instrumental in his ability to pursue art as a vocation. When he was eleven years of age, she had noted in her diary:
“ The child's character is still so unformed that I cannot say what I think of it. He behaves like a spoiled child, but he does not lack intelligence. We shall have to wait and see what is inside this chrysalis. Perhaps an artist? ”

Jeanne Hébuterne

The following summer, the Russian sculptor Chana Orloff introduced him to a beautiful 19-year-old art student named Jeanne Hébuterne who had posed for Tsuguharu Foujita. From a conservative bourgeois background, Hébuterne was renounced by her devout Roman Catholic family for her liaison with the painter, whom they saw as little more than a debauched derelict, and, worse yet, a Jew. Despite her family's objections, soon they were living together, and although Hébuterne was the current love of his life, their public scenes became more renowned than Modigliani's individual drunken exhibitions.

On December 3, 1917, Modigliani's first one-man exhibition opened at the Berthe Weill Gallery. The chief of the Paris police was scandalized by Modigliani's nudes and forced him to close the exhibition within a few hours after its opening.
After he and Hébuterne moved to Nice, she became pregnant and on November 29, 1918 gave birth to a daughter whom they named Jeanne (1918-1984).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amedeo_Modigliani


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