MODIGLIANI & THE MODERN PORTRAIT
This show combined the brilliant colors and powerful linear style of Modigliani with works by contemporaries from the School of Paris, including Picasso, Man Ray, Matisse, Munch, Klimt, Lachaise, Laurencin, Foujita, Kisling, van Dongen and Soutine to name a few, bringing to life the bohemian heyday of Montparnasse in Modigliani’s day. One of the fascinating insights offered was a new perspective on Modigliani’s Jewish identity and his connections to such artists as Kisling, Pascin, Lipchitz and Chagall. It also extends the idea of portraiture as Modigliani changed it, to include contemporary artists such as David Hockney, Amy Tiffany Hemingway and Inès Longevial. The legacy of Modigliani’s psychological depth resonates in the studios of our own time.
Dr Kenneth Wayne PhD, the curator of the show, has written some of the most important books and curated many of the most important exhibitions devoted to Amedeo Modigliani, the epitome of the avant-garde genius.
22 July-5 November 2023 - VIEW PRESS ARTICLE