A recently opened exhibition in Pisa highlights the artistic career of a major modern painter, one that perfectly embodies the myth of the troubled and unconvential artist living an intense and dissolute life: Amedeo Modigliani.
The exhibit features a selection of works on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as masterpieces from public and private collections in Italy and abroad. Modigliani was mainly known for portraits and nudes with elongated faces and figures.
The display of works is meant to recreate the cultural atmosphere of the Belle Epoque, when Modigliani developed his talents, and to trace the artistic evolution of the painter, from his debut years in Livorno to his move to Paris, where he spent most of his life.
The exhibition will also display the works of artists who shared with Modigliani their time and adventures in Montparnasse, including Chaim Soutine, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Fernand Léger.
A section of the exhibition is devoted to a selection of sculptures by Modigliani and other contemporary sculptors, such as Constantin Brancusi.
“Amedeo Modigliani” is on view at Palazzo Blu in Pisa until February 15, 2015 and well worth visiting, even from Le Marche.