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Amedeo Clemente Modigliani

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (1920-1884) was an Italian-Jewish painter and sculptor, and one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century. He is best known for his female nude figures. Modigliani was born to a bourgeois Jewish family in Tuscany, Italy. His mother, who recognized his talent at an early age, sent him to study painting at a Florentine school, which mainly focused on nude drawings. Later he studied painting in Venice, and in 1905 he immigrated to Paris. From 1908 to 1917 Modigliani started to exhibit extensively in Europe, but then his work was branded obscene by the authorities and was banned from public view. During this period, Modigliani painted portraits which are characterized by a unique composition of colors, using contrasts of dark and bright colors. His work often express feelings of loneliness, melancholy and alienation. Modigliani died at the age of 36 in Paris from tuberculosis, excessive drinking and drug abuse. His oeuvre achieved broad public recognition only after his death, and today his paintings are some of the best selling artworks worldwide.

 

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