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"Linear Grace: Drawing and Sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani"
2003-01-29 until 2003-02-23
University Art Museum and Gallery
HK Hong Kong
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor.
Having trained in traditional art education, his distinctive
and unique drawings were refined by contact with the avant-garde
movements of the early twentieth century. Using various media
such as pencil, pastel, charcoal and Indian ink, his sketches
were executed on paper and canvas.
began to study painting at the age of fourteen, moving to
Paris in 1906. In addition to painting, he also devoted himself
to stone carving from 1909 to 1914. His sculptures feature
mainly heads or crouching caryatid figures. He returned to
painting with the outbreak of the First World War and his
finest works, mainly nudes and portraits, were produced in
the last five years of his short life. These works are characterised
by their elongated forms, linear qualities, earthy colours,
and a superb sense of rhythmic vitality.
lived for only thrity-five years, Modigliani's extant works
are rare. The present exhibition features twenty-one drawings
and two sculptures by Modigliani, all from private collections.
The guest curator of the show is Ms. Catherine Kwai. The opening
of the exhibition will take place at the Museum on Tuesday
28 January 2003 at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Agnes Kisger, Exhibition
Coordinator, and Mrs. Gabriella Meneghello, Consul General
of Italy, will officiate at the ceremony.
HEAD OF CARYATID
Pencil on paper
43 x 26 cm