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Modigliani: Beyond the Myth

Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884 - 1920) • Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919 • Oil on canvas • 36 x 28 3/4in. (91.4 x 73 cm) • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956  • Photo courtesy of The Jewish Museum
Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884 - 1920)
Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919
Oil on canvas
36 x 28 3/4in. (91.4 x 73 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956
Photo courtesy of The Jewish Museum
Modigliani: Beyond the Myth
NEW YORK  •  The Jewish Museum  •  Ongoing
The Jewish Museum presents the first major exhibition of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) in New York since his 1951 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art. An anomaly among the many foreign Jewish artists who lived in Paris during the early 1900s, Modigliani remained independent of any movement or style, and was known primarily for his reclining nudes and portraits with elegantly elongated features. Modigliani: Beyond the Myth shows the full range of the artist's oeuvre — painting, drawing and sculpture — in an effort to reevaluate his position within the development of twentieth-century European modernism.

Unlike previous retrospectives, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth also explores the artist's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew, and how it contributed to the development of a unique style that melded formalist innovation with a variety of historical models from Egyptian and classical to African. More than 100 of Modigliani's works from collections in the United States, Europe, South America and Australia are featured in this retrospective.

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