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Modigliani
Author: Meryle Secrest

ISBN: 9781921844393
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 2 November 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.2 x 2.9
Description:
'People like us have different rights, different values than do ordinary people because we have different needs which put us above their moral standards.' - Modigliani

Amedeo ('Beloved of God') Modigliani was considered to be the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as van Gogh's. In Modigliani's time, his work was seen as an oddity: contemporary with the Cubists but not part of their movement. His work was a link between such portraitists as Whistler, Sargent, and Toulouse-Lautrec and that of the Art Deco painters of the 1920s, as well as the new approaches of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso.

Jean Cocteau called Modigliani 'our aristocrat' and said, 'There was something like a curse on this very noble boy. He was beautiful. Alcohol and misfortune took their toll on him.'

In this major new biography, Meryle Secrest, one of our most admired biographers - whose work has been called 'enthralling' (The Wall Street Journal); 'rich in detail, scrupulously researched, and sympathetically written' (The New York Review of Books) - now gives us a fully realised portrait of one of the twenti...

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