Modigliani's Work Analysis

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Sick and tired from his uncontrolled lifestyle, he returned to his home in Livorno in 1909 and soon after he went to Paris where he rented a studio in Montparnasse. Initially, he saw himself as a sculptor, especially that Paul Guillaume, who was a young art trader, motivated him and introduced him to the sculptor Constantin Brâncusi who advised to study African faces. He did an exhibition in the Salon d’Automne of 1912 where he displayed eight elongated faces. By 1914, he stopped making sculptures and put all his focus on painting. He created a limestone carving of a woman’s head titled Tête, which became the third most expensive sculpture that has ever been sold in June 2010. Modigliani made some stylized interpretations of his friends in Montparnasse and artists by painting their portraits, they are: Chaim Soutine, Moïse Kisling, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Marie Vorobyev-Stebeslka, Juan Gris, Max Jacob, Jacques Lipchitz, Blaise Cendras, and Jean Cocteau.
Because of his bad health, Modigliani was refused to enter the army in the beginning of World War I. To many Parisians, he was known as Modì, which means, “cursed” and as Dedo to his family and friends. He was in
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He wasn’t categorized within any of art school that existed at his time; he wasn’t a Cubist or a Dadaist or a Surrealist or a Futurist. He only cared to create art just the way he saw it. His paintings of women with exaggerated long necks were the reason behind the name pseudogoitre of a medical condition that is known as Modigliani syndrome as well. After Modigliani’s death, his name became known better since nine novels were written about his life along with a play, a documentary and three films. His sister who lived in Florence adopted his daughter and Jeanne wrote a biography of her father when she became an adult titled Modigliani: Man and
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