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Rca di un Modigliani sottotraccia per molti versi sconosciuto L'autrice ripercorre le tappe salienti della sua vita descrivendo l'ambiente familiare d'origine economicamente modesto ma colto e raffinato gli anni di tirocinio a Livorno e Venezia le suggestioni artistiche che più lo influenzarono da Botticelli a Van Gogh da Cézanne e Brancusi alle sculture primitive dell'Africa e dell'Oceania E soprattutto racconta di uell'evento che segnò per sempre la sua esistenza la tubercolosi contratta da adolescente e a causa della uale rischiò più volte di morire uesta malattia considerata all'epoca un'onta sociale e per cui non esistevano cure efficaci fu il segreto che Modigliani custodì gelosamente e che condizionò ogni suo comportamento la sua arte e la sua visione del mondo intrise di fatalismo e idealismo In realtà l'abu A good insight into Modigliani's miserable life Crummy childhood beset by Pleurisy Scarlet Fever Cholera and TB Then he lives the bohemian life in Paris finding his simple line but mostly drinking to hide his consumption TB is highly contagious and people were very paranoid about anyone with a bad cough The author has written 10 biographies so she knows what she's doing but she gives us details than you'd ever care to know Her task to debunk the many myths about Modigliani's drinking and drugs is all the difficult when there are so many friends who spread the myths She also was denied any help or documents from Modigliani's common law wife and mother of their child Jeanne Not a great book unless you're into early 20th century artists Contingency in a Sacred Law: Legal and Ethical Norms in the Muslim Fiqh per molti versi sconosciuto L'autrice ripercorre le tappe salienti della sua vita descrivendo l'ambiente familiare d'origine economicamente modesto ma colto e raffinato gli anni di tirocinio a Livorno e Venezia le suggestioni artistiche che Fondamentalismes, intégrismes : Une menace pour les droits de l'homme più lo influenzarono da Botticelli a Van Gogh da Cézanne e Brancusi alle sculture Etude Sur La Theorie Du Droit Musulman, Volume 1 - Primary Source Edition primitive dell'Africa e dell'Oceania E soprattutto racconta di uell'evento che segnò Le contrat d'entreprise en droit arabe: cas de l'Égypte: avec les dispositions des principaux codes arabes en différentes langues per sempre la sua esistenza la tubercolosi contratta da adolescente e a causa della uale rischiò Observance des Droits de Dieu (l') più volte di morire uesta malattia considerata all'epoca un'onta sociale e L'Empire ottoman et l'Europe (TEMPUS t. 697) per cui non esistevano cure efficaci fu il segreto che Modigliani custodì gelosamente e che condizionò ogni suo comportamento la sua arte e la sua visione del mondo intrise di fatalismo e idealismo In realtà l'abu A good insight into Modigliani's miserable life Crummy childhood beset by Pleurisy Scarlet Fever Cholera and TB Then he lives the bohemian life in Paris finding his simple line but mostly drinking to hide his consumption TB is highly contagious and La Mecque : Des origines à nos jours people were very L'Islam pour les Nuls poche paranoid about anyone with a bad cough The author has written 10 biographies so she knows what she's doing but she gives us details than you'd ever care to know Her task to debunk the many myths about Modigliani's drinking and drugs is all the difficult when there are so many friends who spread the myths She also was denied any help or documents from Modigliani's common law wife and mother of their child Jeanne Not a great book unless you're into early 20th century artists

READ Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Meryle Secrest

So di alcol e laudano sostiene la Secrest non è legato al suo temperamento o a un atteggiamento anticonformista ma al tentativo disperato di lenire e mascherare i sintomi del morbo Si delinea così l'immagine di un Modigliani inedito timido e fragile che mise a dura prova se stesso per portare a termine il proprio lavoro creativo nonostante la povertà e i patimenti Intorno a lui lo scenario impareggiabile della Parigi dei primi del Novecento dove si trasferì poco più che ventenne e rimase fino alla morte una città di straordina rio fermento e dinamismo in cui confluirono artisti di ogni paese per rivoluzionare l'idea di arte Rigorosamente documentata e riccamente illustrata uesta biografia ci restituisce la storia veritiera di un genio a lungo incompreso svelandoci nel contempo le radici più profonde dei suoi capolavo This was a thoughtful sensitively balanced exploration of the life of Amedeo Modigliani While obvious that Secrest is an admirer of the artist and his work the book never descends into idle hero worship or fan over praising Above all I most appreciated Secrest’s bravery in tackling the myths about Modigliani’s reputation as a drunkard and drug addict The troubling truth about his lifetime of illness and his constant struggle to self medicate in order to uell his suffering enough to work while less dramatic is a sobering and important truth to know about Modigliani and offers insight into the genius behind his work

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Bello e dissoluto grande bevitore e implacabile tombeur de femmes impetuoso e a tratti violento sono alcuni dei cliché a cui si associa in genere la figura di Amedeo Modigliani uno dei protagonisti più anomali e geniali dell'arte italiana e mondiale Una fama che ha dato adito a una vera e propria mitologia alimentata da una generosa produzione di libri e film ispirati alla sua vita spesso storicamente inattendibili Un'ombra che si estende sulla sua personalità oscurandone aspetti che si rivelano fondamentali per comprendere davvero l'originalità delle sue opere Meryle Secrest colpita dalla potenza espressiva di alcuni suoi dipinti in cui ogni pennellata dà la sensazione di ualcosa di definitivo uasi ineluttabile e rivela la presenza di una sensibilità complessa che il mito da solo non può spiegare è andata alla rice Sometimes the stars method of rating books doesn't uite make sense As described by hovering the mouse they are classifications that describe various levels of 'like' Did didn't really did did a lot Sometimes that is the most important thing about a book and we'd 'like' to think that if we approved that the book must ergo be a good book Sometimes though verifiably good is valuable than liked there are gaps between good and liked Modigliani What I SeeThere is no significant light source in a Modigliani portrait There are no beams or motes of dust caught in shafts from window or lamp or the heavens; this is not to say there is no light Similarly there is no significant meaning no overriding event or drama that shapes the content or execution because it is nearly always the same content and similar execution Elegant line drawings render well massed re imaginings of the human figure generally relying on simplification elongation and some variation on the age old beauty of the 'S' curve in their composition Palette is amber red and gold against green grays and touches of delfty blues and the tube of Umber must have always been sueezed out first Deceptively simple and to be honest never any real challenge to the Cezannes Matisses or Picassos that were the front line of the School Of Paris of his day Not for Modi the wild reinvention of conception that Painting would undergo in these years; his subject was a tranuil unsmiling pared down head and shoulder portrait each and every one a sibling another constant in his life's unvarying work Male or female a uiet sitter in an artist's studio background just out of focus Never would there be a Guernica and Modi was a student of his contemporaries as well as a big admirer of Picasso Rather there is a taste and discretion that captures the small tensions and sometimes the turmoil of his subject; and there is the beautifully somber palette and graceful line that describe things that are innermost secrets yet face the world every day There are small abstractions the twists and gentle contortions of mass the conscious allusion to masks the reluctance to go too deeply into the eyes sometimes abstracted to blank orbs The anxiety in the hands the rake of the shoulders the turmoil in the glance remove the need for a storyline There is the uiet moodiness in the illumination contrasty and yet soft; there is the gentle palette of the surroundings never featured but always a modifier There is the Italianate sensuality of the forms and the line rather than the furious French modernism of the day Modigliani's worst can sometimes seem like outdoor café table caricaturing given the finearts razzle; there's no reason to dispute that since uite often that was the beginning of one of his compositions But his best and most of it is his best is single mindedly sure a purist vision of the human comedy painted in the middle of a cyclone of the obstreperous modernism to be seen eating it's own tail for breakfast daily in Paris How The Book Sees ItI don't think author Seacrest would disagree very much with the way I see the work and yet as biographer she has an agenda to keep dragons to slay Amedeo Modigliani is often portrayed as one a ringleader even of the unstable unwashed absinthe soaked madmen that terrorized Montmartre in the name of Art Modern Art Great serial womanizing egotists leading lives of impropriety scandal and worse Ms Secrest wants to emphasize that as a lifelong tubercular Modi had no choice but to kill the pain with drink and drugs and thus his Legend is misleading Fine; this is one of those distinctions that always surround a Maestro; was Mozart such a genius because he wrote under the gun in poverty or because he could write under the gun was Shakespeare influenced by others or was he not does it shift the work any If it can't be established is it not a wild goose chase Once a controversy or inconsistency is mentioned it's covered; but Secrest labors on There's no real need to deny any of the biographical facts and certainly no real way to pin particulars of the artist's work on any given aspect Don Modigliani may have been a grand old padrone with a huge family back in Livorno Italy if he hadn't had tuberculosis; he might have lived to the age of a hundred But he didn't his life was short a supernova the very grail of Paris School mad artist and his paintings are exuisite Kenneth Wayne's Modigliani And The Artists Of Montparnasse structures itself that way and still doesn't miss the point of the artist himself I think it's the better way to approach things since it ties together so much of the spirit of the place and time Secrest's book does fairly well by the Parisian underground it depicts; the lofts and lavoirs are the kind where you hang your bicycle from the ceiling so the rats don't eat the tires Still it wants to downplay the absurdist modernist madman theme whenever possible and if the paintings were the only evidence she'd have a fair point; unfortunately we know way too much about him and his world to call an entire subculture accidental Her book is very well populated with family and descendants who wish the madman legend was not so But Modigliani was both genius and self destructive madman very likely willfully so in the face of the death sentence of tuberculosis Unfortunate that there always has to be a new wrinkle to validate any new biography

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