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posted 27 November 2004 10:49 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've just read an article in Le Devoir about the Modigliani show at the AGO in Toronto - have any babblers seen it? Is it well curated? Modigliani at AGO
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posted 27 November 2004 11:18 AM      Profile for Melsky   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw it, and enjoyed it. I thought it was well laid out and had a lot of the paintings I had seen in books that I wanted to see in person. There were also a lot of drawings, and a sketchbook with a painting on the cover.

I also was surprised to see a collection of his sculptures there. They are mostly large faces, and he kept them in his studio with candles on top of them. He stopped working on sculpture when the dust started irritating his lungs.

There were a few photographs of him, his companions and surroundings. They had some informational things posted with brief descriptions of what his life was like and various historical details.

There was an audio tour also, which I didn't get. It's odd to see people taking the audio tour, they have these things up against their ears that look like big cell phones.

I'm glad I went. It left me very inspired to paint.

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posted 29 November 2004 10:36 AM      Profile for venus_man        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great show! Great art! Colors, forms, the energy. Most of his paintings are portraits of the people surrounded Modigliani during his life in bohemian Paris. You can really see those people, feel them, read their lives most of the time broke, penniless but artistic, inspiring and poetic. They passing in front of your eyes, their thoughts, sorrows, aspirations, struggles ever alive in these magical paintings. Magical is a good word, because the painter was very much into Theosophy and occult sciences and he masterfully applied his visions and wisdom in his work. Most of the people depicted on the paintings including Modigliani himself died young, mostly in their thirties. Many committed suicide. Most of them disappeared before the WWII arrived.
I strongly recommend. Worth the price.

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