Tate Modern’s Autumn exhibition will present a comprehensive exhibition looking at the work and achievements of  Amedeo Modigliani. 

Modigliani
Jeanne Hebuterne, 1919, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

Bringing together a wide variety of sculptures and paintings including many nudes that he created, Tate Modern will explore how Modigliani managed to push the boundaries of  art during his short career.

The exhibition will feature 100 pieces of work, the gallery will re-examine the artist and the experimentation that he used to help shape his career to become one of the best known artists of the twentieth century.

There will be a section focusing on Modigliani’s nudes, some of his best-known and most provocative of the artist’s works and will be a highlight of the exhibition. In each of the canvases Modigliani created new compositions that modernised figurative painting, leading to the police censoring his only solo lifetime exhibition, at Berthe Weill’s gallery in 1917, on the grounds of indecency. This is considered to be the largest group of his nudes to be displayed in the UK and will include Seated Nude 1917 (Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp) andReclining Nude c.1919 (Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Other highlights for the exhibition include examples of the artist’s lesser-known work in sculpture, bringing together a substantial group of his Heads made before the First World War. The display will also include  a new integrated virtual reality experience right in the heart of the exhibition to bring visitors closer into the artist’s world, enriching their understanding of his life and art.

The exhibition is curated by Nancy Ireson, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern and Simonetta Fraquelli, Independent Curator, with Emma Lewis, Assistant Curator.

Modigliani will be on display at Tate Modern from the 23rd November until the 2nd April 2018. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/modigliani

 

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