Loquis: Amedeo Modigliani. The fragile painter adopted by Paris

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Amedeo Modigliani. The fragile painter adopted by Paris

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Published on:  2019-04-28 22:44:23

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Amedeo Modigliani, was born in 1884 in Livorno in Via Roma 38. He came from a Jewish family, despite his origin, atheist. His father was the heir to a family that had been living in the city for a few generations. His mother, instead, was from Marseille. Amedeo was of fragile health, already in his adolescence he had to abandon his studies because of tuberculosis. Just the days he spent at home, however, brought him closer to drawing. At 18 he moved to Florence, 19 to Venice and 22 to Paris. After settling in Montmartre, he began to work as a painter and sculptor, making friends with all the greatest artists of the time. As for painting, he began with portraits and then moved on to the nude. However, placing his works was particularly difficult. His stormy sentimental relationships, precarious health conditions, an expensive and unhealthy lifestyle certainly did not help him. He died at the beginning of 1920, at 35 years of age, in conditions of extreme misery. Success came posthumously, with paintings that are now estimated to be hundreds of millions of dollars.

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