Standing Female Nude in Profile with Lighted Candle, c. 1911, Courtesy Richard Nathanson, London.
Painting of naked woman holding a cup, 1909. Courtesy Richard Nathanson, London.
Amazone Final Study for the Painting, 1909
Modigliani: A Unique Artistic Voice
One of the acknowledged superstars of twentieth-century art, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is also the best known and most loved of all modern Italian painters. Working at the epicentre of avant-garde experimentation in Paris between 1906 and 1920, he developed an artistic vision that was entirely his own. This new exhibition is the first to be devoted to the artist at the Estorick Collection, and focuses on his works on paper, showing the spiritual and stylistic development of his portrayal of the human face and form.
This exhibition includes several works from the collection of Modigliani’s close friend Paul Alexandre – one of his few early patrons – along with pieces from other private collections, including that of Eric Estorick. The majority are rarely seen drawings dating from the early years of Modigliani’s career, providing a fascinating and revealing insight into the artist’s distillation of a style unmistakable for its purity, simplicity and grace.
Dr. François Brabander, 1918 Courtesy Estorick Collection