Item description for Amedeo Modigliani: Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings by Werner Schmalenbach & Amedeo Modigliani...
Now available in an attractively priced, beautifully produced flexi edition, this important examination of Modigliani's art focuses on the enigmatic genius of the avant-garde.
One of the most recognizable artists of his era, Amedeo Modigliani is also perhaps one of the least understood. In this thorough , yet refreshingly concise volume, Werner Schmalenbach examines Modigliani's oeuvre, offering a chronological tour of every aspect of Modigliani's career. The informative commentary is complemented by hundreds of splendid reproductions, many of them full-page color plates. The result is an intimate portrait of a life devoted to art, and an essential reference for any art lover.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 28, 2005
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791333194 ISBN13 9783791333199
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More About Werner Schmalenbach & Amedeo Modigliani
Schmalenbach established the State Art Collection of North Rhine-Westphalia in Dusseldorf.
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Do not read for true Modigliani facts, only opinion. Apr 27, 1998
It is unfair of me to give a headline as above, and then write a paragraph of my opinion, but this is the necessary confines of our situation.
Modigliani's art is quite unique from all other art in Paris between 1900-1920. He was barely influenced by the other artists at the time. This is his strength. What the author of this book seems to want to prove is that Modigliani's work is somehow lessenned by its lack of innovativeness. Many of us disagree.
The author is also attempting to challenge well known truths of Modigliani's work. The author challenges Modigliani's worth as a sculptor and dedication to it. It is fairly widely known that Modigliani gave up sculpture because of health reasons, not dedication reasons.
The author also attempts to take Modigliani's art without taking in the effects of his life, so he has misunderstood Modigliani's nudes and sculpture as a whole.
I do not mean to say that the author is a poor writer, or even a poor art critic. He is a very poor judge of Modigliani, that is a fact. That is not just my opinion.