Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Amedeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920)

Nude Sdraiato (1917) - It calls out to me...

(From Wikipedia) ...was an Italian painter and sculptor. Modigliani was born into a Jewish Italian family in Livorno, Tuscany and began his artistic studies in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906 where he began to create his unique style, influenced by the artists in his circle of friends, primitive art, but standing apart from them stylistically. Sick most of his life and an abuser of alcohol and drugs, as well as a known womanizer, Modigliani's life took a toll on him and he died at the early age of 35.

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