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Amedeo Modigliani Nudo Disteso

The recent Christie's sale of Amedeo Modigliani's “Reclining Nude” brought in $170.4 million at auction. Who was the winning bidder? Celebrity Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian. The former cab driver dropped driving and amassed his fortune in the stock market. The well-known art collector owns two museums in Shanghai. The Long Museum Pudong and the Long Museum West Bund house Liu's collection. This is soon to include the Modigliani. Liu has chosen to display the nude in a place where everyone in China can see it without having to travel abroad. This is the first time in which the work has been up for auction in 60 years. The sale of the Modigliani was roughly $100 million more than the previous auction high for any work by the artist. While the price doesn't put this sale into first place, it does come in at second. The top-selling auction price for an artwork is currently held by Pablo Picasso's “Les Femmes d'Alger” at nearly $180 million. Painted in 1917, “Reclining Nude” (Nudo Disteso) is one of a series that is influenced by the Italian Renaissance depictions of the idealized female form (such as Venus). The artist chose to spotlight the erotic aspects of the...

The Beautiful Roman, a voluptuous brunette sitting on a sofa with crossed legs, slightly covered with a light fabric against a warm red background, is one of best-known works by Modigliani. It is part of a series of nudes painted in 1917 that caused a sensational public reception since its revelation in Paris in that year. It was first displayed in the only solo exhibition during the artist’s life, so bold and groundbreaking that it was closed by the police on its opening day. It was considered an obscenity for its time, but the exhibition was eventually reopened after the removal of the paintings from the gallery's street front window. This oil painting, also know as ‘Nude Sitting on a Sofa’, was first bought in 1999 by Halit Cingillioglu - a Turkish banker that offered $16.7 million for the artwork  (around 10 million pounds). In 2010, its auction inspired a fierce competition between representatives from Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva, Tokyo, Moscow and New York. The NYC based Sotheby’s representative, Roberta Louckx, known to work with Russian collectors, ended up winning this purchase for her anonymous client, who bid by telephone and paid $68.9 million (over 41 million pounds) for the...
The Lover: Amedeo Modigliani

Amedo Modigliani’s sex-appeal attracted women from the first moment he began to paint. The whole artistic process was impregnated with seduction. Beautiful and sensual, gentle and gallant, these are the characterizations of the women who fell in love with the lover, Modigliani. When Modigliani arrived at Paris for the first time, he was a shy, young student. After only two years of living in the artistic capital of France, the boy turned into a man, sort of a suburb Prince. The "distinction" brought him numerous "love conquests." He attracted women with a remarkable ease. Many of these ladies became famous, by immortalizing them on canvas. He sought for the features that defined those women, and through a single brush stroke he made their portraits, that through their simplicity, they became unique. Modi treated his lovers with a sense of dignity, even at extreme poverty and deteriorating health. Modigliani's life is punctuated by many stories, about his adventures escapades with women. Gilberte, Maud, Elvire, Margherita, Marie, Lucienne and Gaby are names who appear frequently in the Biographical texts about the artist. Furthermore, even Modi keeps them alive by immortalizing them on canvas, by dedicating them portraits and nudes. Modi was adored by...

The fashion community, Polyvore, which is a site that lets you mix and match products from any online store to create outfits or any kind of collage, created a great collage that focuses around the Amadeo Modigliani painting - Woman with a Hat: by ღ Pohi ღ featuring Miss Selfridge I love the way this collage was mixed and matched with fashion items and all to emphasize the color scheme that the oil painting can go oh so well with...


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