Thursday, May 31, 2012

ART • AMEDEO MODIGLIANI

Imagine someone offered you a genuine painting -you don't know which. But you could choose the artist -anyone you'd like. Who would you choose? I'd certainly go for Modigliani...

Φανταστειτε να σας προσεφεραν εναν αυθεντικο πινακα -δεν θα ξερατε ποιον. Αλλα θα μπορουσατε να διαλεξετε τον καλλιτεχνη -οποιον θα θελατε εσεις. Ποιον θα διαλεγατε? Εγω σιγουρα τον Modigliani...

jeanne hebuterne in a hat


jeanne hebuterne with hat and necklace



lunia czechowska


madame pompadour



portrait of jeanne hebuterne in a large hat


the blue blouse


the jewish woman


woman with blue eyes


woman with a black tie


bride and groom the couple


Biography
Amedeo Modigliani was the epitome of a tragic artist. Born to a bourgeois family in Italy, he later shunned his academic upbringing and willingly devolved into a poverty stricken vagabond. He was formally educated as a life painter in his teens, quickly developing a life-long infatuation with nudes. In 1902 he moved to Florence to study at the Academia di Belle Arti, at the “Free School of Nude Studies,” and a year later he moved to Venice as a fledgling artist, where he smoked hashish for the first time. It was only after he discovered narcotics that he developed the philosophical belief that the only path to creativity was through defiance of social norms and disorder in life. Thus began a life long affliction with corrupted beauty, which would ultimately end with his untimely death and the suicide of his grief-stricken wife and their unborn child...

You can view the whole Biography (in english) here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/amedeo-modigliani
You can find a detailed biography & most of his work here: http://www.modigliani-foundation.org/biography.html


Βιογραφία
Ο Αμεντέο Κλεμέντε Μοντιλιάνι, (12 Ιουλίου 1884 - 24 Ιανουαρίου 1920) ήταν ιταλός ζωγράφος και γλύπτης. Γεννήθηκε στην πόλη Λιβόρνο της Τοσκάνης στην Ιταλία και ξεκίνησε τις σπουδές του στις καλές τέχνες στην Ιταλία πριν μετακομίσει στο Παρίσι το 1906 όπου άρχισε να δημιουργεί το προσωπικό καλλιτεχνικό ύφος του. Φιλάσθενος στο μεγαλύτερο μέρος της ζωής του, πέθανε σε ηλικία 35 ετών. Το ψευδώνυμο του ήταν Μόντι (Modi)...
Μπορειτε να διαβασετε ολοκληρη τη Βιογραφια (στα ελληνικα) εδω: http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%91%CE%BC%CE%B5%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%AD%CE%BF_%CE%9C%CE%BF%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%B9
Μπορειτε να διαβασετε τη βιογραφια του με λεπτομερεις (στα αγγλικα) & να δειτε σχεδον ολα τα εργα του εδω: http://www.modigliani-foundation.org/biography.html


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