Art and Heritage in Central Europe
For the first time in Central Europe, the ALBERTINA Museum is showing a major exhibition by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, who met Brancusi in Montmartre and portrayed Picasso. Not very successful in his life, his works now reach hundreds of millions. The tension in his art between avant-garde and archaic is also a symbol of his own, dramatic life.
In view of his death’s 100th anniversary, Vienna’s ALBERTINA Museum is honoring Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) with a spectacular exhibition encompassing ca. 130 works from three continents. This showing, originally planned for the jubilee year of 2020, was postponed due to its importance and the pandemic: So it is only now that this fascinating, powerful artist will be featured for the first time in Austria. The present exhibition brings together major works from the most renowned museums and private collections all the way from the USA to Singapore and from Great Britain to Russia, with large numbers of works coming from the Musée Picasso in Paris and the collection of Jonas Netter, one of Modigliani‘s major patrons during his lifetime. The selection of works on exhibit serves to situate Modigliani within the context of a unique circle of avant-garde painters.
The exhibition is available from September 17th, 2021 to January 9th, 2022.
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