Amedeo Modigliani, the major retrospective in Livorno
He was never able to come back to his Livorno, having died from tuberculous meningitis in Paris at sunrise on January 24, 1920, not yet 35 years old. His partner, Jeanne Hébuterne, killed herself the following day, pregnant with their second child. More than anyone else, Amedeo Modigliani, or Modì to Parisians and Dedo to his fellow Livornesi, embodied the cursed hero and proud bohemian of the early 20th-century art world. Now, Livorno is hosting his largest retrospective in history, with 120 artworks coming largely from the collection of Jonas Netter, his first collector and supporter. A Jewish atheist, Modì grew up in the shadow of the Macchiaioli, but found his vein in Paris, leaving behind unique portraits: soft colours and stylized bodies, elongated hills and penetrating gazes. He was an artist, generous of heart and dignified even when living in extreme poverty, relentlessly consumed by tuberculosis, hashish and absinthe.
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November 7, 2019 – February 16, 2020
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Museo della Città (Bottini dell’Olio)
Piazza del Luogo Pio | Livorno