Amedeo Modigliani accomplished a remarkable feat: in the crowded landscape of rising modernists in early 20th-century Europe, he was nevertheless able to distinguish himself with his unparalleled artistic approach. Blending elements of Cubism with his own fascination with the figure, Modigliani became renowned for his iconic style, a characteristic that is the theme of the Tate Modern's exhibition "Modigliani," on view from 23 November 2017 to 2 April 2018.
With a focus on twelve of Modigliani's nudes, this showcase is officially the largest gathering of such works by the artist to date in the United Kingdom. These nudes, some of which are now considered his most iconic, were selected in part to commemorate the 100th anniversary of their display in 1917 when they were originally met with shock and censorship. That controversy has assuredly been replaced with celebrity, a point proven in this exhibition. For those wanting a broader view of Modigliani’s work, Musebooks recommends The Complete Works of Amedeo Modigliani.