ALBERTINA — SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 TO JANUARY 9, 2022

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Amedeo Modigliani | Seated Nude (Detail), 1917 | Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, www.artinflanders.be, Photo: Rik Klein Gotink

THE PRIMITIVIST REVOLUTION

MODIGLIANI

For the first time in Central Europe, the ALBERTINA Museum is showing a major exhibition by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, who met Brancusi in Montmartre and portrayed Picasso. Not very successful in his life, his works now reach hundreds of millions. The tension in his art between avant-garde and archaic is also a symbol of his own, dramatic life.

„When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes“

Amedeo Modigliani

„One of the greatest geniuses of classical modernism“

Klaus Albrecht Schröder

The exhibition of the century at the ALBERTINA Museum

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A Style Breaking the Rules

“épater le bourgeois” [“impress the bourgeois”] was the bohemian society’s battle cry and declared goal. Drug orgies, which also made their way into the papers, were part of it, as were sexual libertinage and contempt for material possessions. Modigliani’s groundbreaking works had an important share in shocking the audience. The only solo exhibition he had during his lifetime became a huge scandal because nudity was openly presented. His output cannot be assigned to any art movement.

 

  • Amedeo Modigliani | Seated Nude (Detail), 1917 | Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, www.artinflanders.be, Photo: Rik Klein Gotink

    Amedeo Modigliani | Seated Nude (Detail), 1917

    Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, www.artinflanders.be, Photo: Rik Klein Gotink
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Female Semi-Nude, 1918

    The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The Batliner Collection
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Red-Haired Girl, 1918

    Private Collection
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Female Nude Reclining on a Pillow, ca. 1917

    Staatsgalerie Stuttgart © bpk, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Diego Rivera, 1914

    © Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Jeanne Hébuterne, 1918

    © Fonds de dotation Jonas Netter
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Young Man with Cap, 1918

    © Detroit Institute of Arts / Bridgeman Images
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Elvira with White Collar, 1917/18

    © Fonds de dotation Jonas Netter
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Self-Portrait as Pierrot, 1915

    © Statens Museum for Kunst, Kopenhagen

"The head, the face, the human body will determine his work until the end of his life"

Klaus Albrecht Schröder

A Life between Classical Art and Modernism

More like Brancusi and different from Picasso, Modigliani was also interested in architecture: the mysterious temples of Angkor at the Museum of Indochina and art from the Egyptian pyramids at the Louvre fascinated him.
The fusion of these elements and the aestheticism of the fragmentary are signs of Modigliani’s search for a timeless beauty detached from specific civilizations and freed from the ideal of the European tradition.

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Exhibition Soundtrack

Discover MODIGLIANI accompanied by music from our Spotify playlist.

Picture Patronage

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By becoming an art patron, you can help us cover parts of our high shipping and insurance expenses. You can thus also contribute to reducing the costs for the expensive productions of online tours and comprehensive educational programs for adults, children, schools, and people with impaired vision and mobility.

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  • Amedeo Modigliani | Diego Rivera, 1914

    Picture Patronage | EUR 3.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Self-Portrait as Pierrot, 1915 

    Picture Patronage | EUR 3.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Max Jacob, 1916/17

    Picture Patronage | EUR 5.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Seated Nude (Detail), 1917 | Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, www.artinflanders.be, Photo: Rik Klein Gotink

    Amedeo Modigliani |  Seated Nude (Detail), 1917

    Picture Patronage | EUR 5.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Reclining Nude with White Cushion, 1917

    Picture Patronage | EUR 3.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Reclining Nude, 1917

    Picture Patronage | EUR 7.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Woman with Blue Eyes, ca. 1918

    ​​​​​​​Picture Patronage | EUR 3.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Portrait of a Young Woman, 1918

    Picture Patronage | EUR 3.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Girl with Red Hair, 1918

    Picture Patronage | EUR 3.000
  • Amedeo Modigliani | Young Man with a Cap, 1918

    Picture Patronage | EUR 3.000

THE EXHIBITION PROGRAM

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS
Learn about the highlights of the show in a one-hour guided tour of the exhibition.
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ONLINE GUIDED TOURS
Join us for a live & digital online tour via Zoom through our terrific fall exhibition.
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BREAKFAST
Pamper yourself with an exquisite breakfast at the DO&CO ALBERTINA followed by a captivating visit of the exhibition.
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MORE DETAILS

  • Jahrespartner Bank Austria UniCredit
  • Partner BMW Logo
  • Sponsors Raiffeisen Bank International
  •  Uniqa
  • Media Partner Kurier Tageszeitung