Tate Modern
23 November 2017 – 2 April 2018

Tate Modern stages the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK, bringing together a dazzling range of his iconic portraits, sculptures and the largest ever group of nudes to be shown in this country. Including almost 100 works, the exhibition Modigliani re-evaluates this familiar figure, looking afresh at the experimentation that shaped his career and made Modigliani one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.

Modigliani © 2017 ART.ZIP

A section devoted to Modigliani’s nudes is a major highlight. In these striking canvases Modigliani invented shocking new compositions that modernised figurative painting. A group of 10 nudes will be the largest group ever seen in the UK, with paintings including Seated Nude (1917) and Reclining Nude(1919).

The exhibition begins with the artist’s arrival in Paris, exploring the creative environments and elements of popular culture that were central to his life and work. Inspired by the art of Paul Cézanne, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso, Modigliani began to experiment and develop his own distinctive visual language. The exhibition is also reconsidered the role of women in Modigliani’s practice, particularly an important figure -poet and writer Beatrice Hastings.

The exhibition concludes with some of Modigliani’s best-known depictions of his closest circle. Friends and lovers provided him with much-needed financial and emotional support during his turbulent life while also serving as models. Jeanne Hébuterne, the mother of Modigliani’s child and one of the most important women in his life. When Modigliani died in 1920 from tubercular meningitis, Jeanne tragically committed suicide. Tate Modern brings together several searching portraits of her from Modgliani’s final years, which depict her in a range of guises from young girl to mother.






展覽場地:Tate Modern 泰特現代美術館