A book which presents 450 drawings by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), which have not previously been published or exhibited. The drawings were purchased and collected by the French physician Paul Alexandre, who, shortly after Modigliani's arrival in Paris in 1906, became the artist's closest friend, doctor and only patron, regularly buying drawings. Dr. Alexandre, who died in 1968, always intended to write a book about the artist to correct the myths regarding his premature death in 1920. In this book, his son, historian Noel Alexandre, has written a biography based on his father's memories and documents from his father's estate, including a 10-page letter from Modigliani's mother describing in detail her son's youth in Livorno.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
Paul Alexandre was a young doctor with a passion for art and the company of artists when Modigliani arrived in Paris in 1906 and the two men became close friends almost right off the bat. Alexandre zealously collected every Modigliani drawing he could get his hands on, always intending to publish them and write about his inspired friend, but he died without realizing this dream. Now Alexandre's son has made his father's stunning collection of 450 Modigliani drawings accessible for the first time, adding incalculably to our understanding of the artist's methods and aesthetic. Executed rapidly and with a natural grace and spontaneity, these highly sculptural and charmingly sensual studies of figures and faces are wonderfully intimate and revealing. Inspired by African and Khmer sculpture, Modigliani achieved a remarkable stylization, simplification, and purity of line and form. Alexandre has also made good use of selected papers and photographs of his father's, providing us with fresh insights into Modigliani's personality and social milieu. An exciting and illuminating volume. Donna Seaman
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