Modigliani, London, Eng­land

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Tate Mod­ern is stag­ing the most com­pre­hen­sive Modigliani ex­hi­bi­tion ever held in the UK, show­cas­ing a daz­zling range of his iconic por­traits, sculp­tures and the largest-ever group of nudes to be shown there. Amedeo Modigliani died in 1920 at the age of 36, but he was a ground­break­ing artist who pushed the bound­aries of the art of his time. He moved from his na­tive Livorno in Italy to Paris in 1906 and, in­spired by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Pi­casso, be­gan to de­velop his own dis­tinc­tive vis­ual lan­guage, seen in early can­vases such as Bust of a

Young Wo­man 1908 and The Beg­gar of Leghorn 1909. Modigliani left Paris in 1918 for the south of France, with his work tak­ing on a more Mediter­ranean colour pal­ette. He be­gan paint­ing lo­cals, in­clud­ing Young Wo­man of the Peo­ple 1918 and Boy with a Blue Jacket 1919. Ten of his nudes will be on show, in­clud­ing Seated Nude 1917 and Re­clin­ing Nude c.1919). The ex­hi­bi­tion opens on 23 Novem­ber, 2017 and closes on 2 April, 2018.

Right: The Lit­tle Peas­ant c.1918. Medium: oil paint on can­vas, 1000 x 645mm. Tate, pre­sented by Miss Jenny Blaker in mem­ory of Hugh Blaker 1941.

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