The elongated forms and simple linear features — eclectically borrowed from African and oceanic tribal masks, medieval carvings and classical sculpture — show how for Modigliani the primitive could be decisively modern.
Amedeo Modigliani’s work is recognized immediately by many people because of the typical elongated shapes. His paintings show his passion for sculpting, a craft which he had to give up in 1915 due to ill health. He was born in the Tuscan town of Livorno and received his academic education in Florence and Venice.
At a young age Modigliani went to the marble-quarries in Carrara to learn the skills of sculpting. Later he became fascinated by the traditional sculptures of Africa and Oceania. In 1906 he established himself in the famous Montmartre area in Paris, where his talent was instantly recognized by the East European avant-garde. He had a short and eventful artistic life (1884-1920), but his life was also marked by alcoholism, metaphysical fears and progressive tuberculosis.
Today his paintings sell for millions. In 2013, a portrait of his lover Jeanne Heburtene sold for 42 million dollars as reported by the Japan Times.
Our replica statues are part of a museum replica collection by Parastone Mouseion 3D of the Netherlands. For example:
Modigliani Cubic head – The influences of Africa and Oceania are instantly recognizable in the head originally carved from stone but reproduced in resin for affordability. It is a sanctuary portrait which a shape emphasizing vertical lines. It has a meditative and sacred appearance.