Review Round Up: Modigliani, Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s exhibition examines the life and career of Amedeo Modigliani- here’s what critics have had to say about it. 

Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920): Jeanne Hebuterne, 1919. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

The Guardian: *** “This is a gorgeous exhibition about a slightly silly artist.”

The Telegraph: **** “You leave the exhibition feeling you’ve seen the best and the worst of Modigliani, and that you can’t have the one without the other.”

City Am: ** “There are just too many tonally and compositionally similar portraits of people with funny-shaped heads, few of them individually good enough to warrant much attention.”

The Independent: ***** “So many exhibitions are far too noisy, far too cluttered, far too busy with fatuous documentation, far too heavy with information when what you crave above all things else is a quiet opportunity to look at works of arts. Not so this one. This one is just right: not too few and not too many, and all distributed throughout 10 galleries with tact, sobriety, care and delicacy.”

Evening Standard: ***** “What a great show of inventive work by an artist who had an intense, shockingly short life.”

The Times: ***** “Be prepared to stand entranced at this revelatory display of languorous lovelies.” “It is the painting of models and lovers with their sightless gaze that many will go to see”
Culture Whisper: **** “Seeing more than 100 of Modigliani’s portraits in one place is a remarkable, dare we say it, entrancing experience. Of course, ten rooms of Modigliani is a lot to handle, but the visual reward is well worth the pursuit.”

The Upcoming: **** “Modigliani is a master of his medium and the show at Tate effectively conveys his skill.”

The FT: ” The works in this far-reaching show tell a deeper story: of a striving for harmony, calm and joy by a stricken artist in beleaguered wartime France — an inspiration.”

London Visitors: “This fascinating exhibition explores the short artistic career of Amedeo Modigliani and provides plenty of evidence that even in the artistic hotbed of Paris at the start of the 20th century, he was considered someone with a great deal of talent.”

Modigliani will be on display at Tate Modern until the 2nd April 2018. For more information visit:

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