Modigliani: Modern Gazes (Hardcover)

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A groundbreaking new perspective on the painter’s scandalous nudes.

Among the most celebrated works of Modigliani’s brief but brilliant career are his large-format nudes. Drenched in color and glowing with the artist’s deep appreciation of women and the female form, these works ushered in a new era of nude portraiture, while also causing an enormous scandal.

This stunning exhibition catalog offers a new perspective on this aspect of Modigliani’s work by examining for the first time his portraits of emancipated women sporting coupe garçonnes haircuts and wearing loin cloths. Modigliani was one of the first chroniclers of the femme moderne, which also influenced his nude painting and the scandal they caused.

Featuring lavish reproductions and astute texts by leading scholars, this volume also examines Modigliani’s cultural context in European Classicism, from Toulouse-Lautrec and Cezanne to the work of his contemporaries, including Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Jeanne Mammen and Wilhelm Lehmbruck; and traces his impact on future European Modernism and New Objectivity.

About the Author

CHRISTIANE LANGE is Director of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany.

ORTRUD WESTHEIDER is Director of the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany 

NATHALIE LACHMANN is Curator at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart..

MICHAEL PHILIPP is chief curator of the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. 

DANIEL ZAMANI is curator at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783791377094
ISBN-10: 3791377094
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English