Modigliani: a life

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
In 1920, at the age of thirty-five, Amedeo Modigliani died in poverty and neglect in Paris, much like a figure out of La Boheme. His life had been as dramatic as his death. An Italian Jew from a bourgeois family, "Modi" had a weakness for drink, hashish, and the many women-including the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova-who were drawn to his good looks. His friends included Picasso, Utrillo, Soutine, and other important artists of his day, yet his own work stood apart, generating little interestwhile he lived. Today's art world, however, acknowledges him as a master whose limited oeuvre-sculptures, portraits, and some of the most appealing nudes in the whole of modern art-cannot satisfy collectors' demand. With a lively but judicious hand, biographer Jeffrey Meyers sketches Modigliani and the art he produced, illuminating not only this little-known figure but also the painters, writers, lovers, and others who inhabited early twentieth-century Paris with him.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780151011780
9780544391215
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4b2d855f-8ae0-32b7-ad5f-15ed14577abd
Grouping Title modigliani a life
Grouping Author meyers jeffrey
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-20 23:34:33PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-20 00:20:40AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Meyers, Jeffrey.
author_display Meyers, Jeffrey
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fine Arts
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fine Arts
display_description

A biographer explores the artist's tragic life, and transcendent work, in early twentieth-century Paris—"a vibrant portrait of a deeply unhappy man" (Publishers Weekly).

In 1920, at the age of thirty-five, Amedeo Modigliani died in poverty and neglect in Paris, much like a figure out of La Bohéme. His life had been as dramatic as his death. An Italian Jew from a bourgeois family, "Modi" had a weakness for drink, hashish, and the many women—including the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova—who were drawn to his good looks. His painting thrived on chaos, but his bohemian lifestyle, combined with a youthful case of tuberculosis, eventually took a fatal toll.

His friends included Picasso, Utrillo, Soutine, and other important artists of his day, yet his own work stood apart, generating little interest while he lived. Today's art world, however, acknowledges him as a master whose limited oeuvre—sculptures, portraits, and some of the most appealing nudes in the whole of modern art—cannot satisfy collectors' demand.

With a lively but judicious hand, biographer Jeffrey Meyers sketches Modigliani and the art he produced, illuminating not only this little-known figure but also the painters, writers, lovers, and others who inhabited early twentieth-century Paris with him.

format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 4b2d855f-8ae0-32b7-ad5f-15ed14577abd
isbn 9780151011780, 9780544391215
item_details ils:CARL0000331129|35192038878595|Main Library - Adult Fine Arts|759.5 M6137m|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:47371c23-5a45-466a-9f64-4d9f92fe22d4|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-09-20T05:20:40.908Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 759.5 M6137m
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780151011780
publishDate 2006, 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000331129|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Harcourt,|c2006.|272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., overdrive:47371c23-5a45-466a-9f64-4d9f92fe22d4|eBook|eBook||English|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:47371c23-5a45-466a-9f64-4d9f92fe22d4 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000331129 35192038878595 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Expatriate painters -- France -- Biography, Modigliani, Amedeo, -- 1884-1920, Painters -- Italy -- Biography
title_display Modigliani : a life
title_full Modigliani : a life / Jeffrey Meyers, Modigliani A Life
title_short Modigliani :
title_sub a life
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Expatriate painters, History, Modigliani, Amedeo, Nonfiction, Painters