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The Paris of Modigliani and His Contemporaries

Palacio Bellas Artes / Mexico City / Art

Having moved to Paris in 1906, the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani wandered the city’s cobblestone streets and befriended the city’s avant-garde artists. He was influenced by the Post-Impressionist paintings of Paul Cézanne, and also by the elongated forms of the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. Modigliani painted and sculpted, mostly portraits and nudes, to little acclaim. After his death at 35, however, his work was recognized for its singular sense of line and volume. Presented in Central America for the first time, the art of Modigliani is placed in conversation with his Mexican contemporaries Diego Rivera and Ángel Zárraga, as well as 40 present-day artists. Included in the exhibition is his Portrait of Leopold Zborowski (1917) and Fillette en Bleu (1918). —E.C.

Palacio Bellas Artes Av. Juárez S/N, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Ciudad de México, CDMX
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