Item description for Amedeo Modigliani: Portraits And Nudes (Pegasus) by Anette Kruszynski...
Numerous high-quality reproductions accompany this in-depth examination of Modigliani's career, from the penetrating psychological studies of his early portraits, through the more stylized images such as the graceful figures with the famous almond-shaped eyes and swan-like necks, to his mature depiction of nudes, which have become symbols of femininity.
Although Modigliani led the life of the turn-of-the-century bohemian in Paris, dying at the young age of 35, his restless life is scarcely reflected in his paintings. The author shows how his works are characterized by cool detachment and often archaic austerity. This fascinating study reveals how Modigliani drew his inspiration not so much from the avant-garde movements of the time, such as Cubism, Fauvism, and Futurism, as from the artists of the Renaissance and Rococo periods.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 28, 2005
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791333151 ISBN13 9783791333151
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More About Anette Kruszynski
Maria Mller-Schareck and Annette Kruszynksi are curators at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Reviews - What do customers think about Amedeo Modigliani: Portraits And Nudes (Pegasus)?
Don't buy it for the visuals. Sep 19, 2003
For those who are looking for a book emphasizing Modigliani's work, I have to disagree with one of the other reviewers, it does not satisfy that need.
Not a good choice if you are looking to gaze and enjoy a series of full-page reproductions.
One of the best Jul 5, 2002
The is an excellent book. The author focuses on Modigilani's work, rather than his biography. The stylist development of his work (painting and sculpture) is covered from the earliest works in Italy to the most maturest works before his death. The discussion focuses on M's composition, characterization, and techniques. This is supported by beautiful reproductions - unbelievable for the price of this volume. At the beginning of the book, the author mentions, "Initially, Modigliani's portraits make a uniform and montonous impression. We feel, after examining only a few works, that we are all too familiar... Only closer scrutiny...clarifies Modigliani's stringent stylistic development." The book suceeds wonderfully in opening the readers eyes to the features of this development. I only wish that I had bought the hardbound edition.
The Best Introductory Book to Modigliani in Print! May 13, 1998
This book is a fabulous introduction to the art of Amedeo Modigliani. It was printed in 1996, therefore most of what we know about Modigliani is included in it. The author has done a superb job of addressing the major issues of his portraits and nudes, and is helped by good reproductions. The author is astute in her assumptions about Modigliani's life and art. This is an overview of Modigliani's life art I read in just a few hours, well worth the price for the information that it gives swiftly and intelligently. Very highly recommended, especially for a first read.