AMADEO MODIGLIANI is an Italian painter and sculptor, one of the most famous painters of the late 19th - early 20th centuries, a representative of Expressionism.
Modigliani grew up in Italy, where he studied ancient art and the work of the Renaissance masters. In 1906 he moved to Paris. In Paris, P. Picasso and K. Brynkushi greatly influenced his work.
The legacy of Modigliani consists mainly of paintings and sketches. From 1909 to 1914 he was mainly engaged in sculpture. The main motive of his work is man. Several of his landscapes have also survived. Still lifes and paintings of a genre nature did not interest the artist. Often Modigliani turned to the works of the representatives of the Renaissance, as well as to the popular African art at that time. At the same time, the work of Modigliani cannot be attributed to any of the modern trends of that time, such as Cubism or Fauvism.
The direction in which Modigliani worked is traditionally referred to as expressionism. During his stay in Paris, he was influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, Picasso, Renoir. There are echoes of primitivism and abstraction in his work. In the sculptural works of Modigliani, the influence on his work of the fashionable African plastics at that time can be traced.
Amedeo's nude paintings are considered the pearl of his artistic heritage.