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The Primitivist Revolution

This richly illustrated volume places Modigliani at the front of the avant-garde.

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) moved to Paris as a twenty-two-year-old art student and could be regarded as the last true bohemian in Montmartre. Modigliani – Picasso: The Primitivist Revolution marks the one-hundredth anniversary of his death and shows him for the first time not just as a provocateur, constantly under the influence of alcohol and drugs, but as a leading member of the avant-garde who carried the Primitivist movement well into the twentieth century. Here Modigliani’s famous nudes, haunting portraits, and seldom-exhibited sculptures are juxtaposed with works by Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brâncusi, and André Derain as well as artifacts from so-called primitive—i.e. non-European—cultures. The catalog features 160 images of Modigliani’s paintings from museums and private collections across the world.

216 pages | 240 color plates and halftones | 9 x 12

Art: American Art, Art--General Studies, European Art

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"Modigliani - Picasso: The Primitivist Revolution is the type and quality of a project one would expect to accompany an exhibition that honors an artist of Modigliani’s caliber on the occasion of the centenary of his death."

New York Journal of Books

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