September 21, 2023


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Artwork Historical past Information: Modigliani Up Shut

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Barnes Basis

October 16, 2022–January 29, 2023

This fall, in celebration of its centennial, the Barnes Basis will current Modigliani Up Closea significant mortgage exhibition that shares new insights into Amedeo Modigliani’s working strategies and supplies. On view within the Roberts Gallery from October 16, 2022, by way of January 29, 2023, Modigliani Up Shut is curated by a global workforce of artwork historians and conservators: Barbara Buckley, Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Work on the Barnes; Simonetta Fraquelli, unbiased curator and Consulting Curator for the Barnes; Nancy Ireson, Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions & Gund Household Chief Curator on the Barnes; and Annette King, Work Conservator at Tate, London.

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) is among the many most celebrated artists of the twentieth century. Whereas many exhibitions have endeavored to reunite his work, sculptures, and drawings, Modigliani Up Shut presents a singular alternative to look at their manufacturing and discover how Modigliani constructed and composed his signature works. That includes new scholarship that builds on analysis that started in 2017 with the foremost Modigliani retrospective at Tate Fashionable, this single-venue exhibition and its accompanying catalogue are the end result of years of analysis by conservators and curators throughout Europe and the Americas. Modigliani Up Shut furthers understanding of Modigliani’s method to his artwork, refines a chronology of his work and sculptures, and helps to ascertain the places and circumstances of the place he labored.

“We’re happy to current this main exhibition that provides an in depth investigation of Modigliani’s distinctive type,” says Thom Collins, Neubauer Household Govt Director and President. “Stemming from a multiyear, world analysis effort, the present has introduced the worldwide artwork neighborhood collectively to create a collaborative imaginative and prescient of the artist’s apply, leaving an enduring legacy for future Modigliani scholarship. The Barnes assortment is house to 16 works by the artist, one of many largest and most vital teams of the artist’s works on the earth, and the undertaking offered a singular alternative to completely discover their significance. We see as soon as extra how Dr. Barnes broke new floor within the historical past of gathering fashionable artwork.”

That includes practically 50 works from main collections, and arranged into thematic sections, the exhibition presents work and sculptures alongside new findings which have resulted from the technical analysis of collaborating conservators, conservation scientists, and curators. Utilizing analytical strategies, together with X-radiography, infrared reflectography, and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), conservators and conservation scientists reveal beforehand unknown elements of Modigliani’s work. Guests will really feel nearer to Modigliani as an artist, seeing his work by way of the eyes of the specialists, catching glimpses of the artist’s hand hidden beneath the surfaces of his work.

“Because of the work of conservators and curators from museums across the globe, Modigliani Up Shut presents an unequalled alternative to know how the artist made his iconic work and sculptures,” says Nancy Ireson. “The exhibition is an ideal demonstration of how, along with producing progressive analysis, the Barnes Basis brings collectively colleagues within the area to share their findings and ideas.”

This exhibition holds a particular significance on the Barnes, as Dr. Albert C. Barnes was one in every of Modigliani’s earliest collectors in the US and helped form the artist’s important reception on this nation. Along with works on paper, there are 12 important work and one carved stone sculpture by Modigliani within the Barnes assortment. With 12 work every, the Barnes and the Nationwide Gallery of Artwork in Washington, DC, have the most important collections of Modigliani work on the earth.

To study extra about works in Modigliani Up Shut, guests can use Barnes Focus, a cellular information that works on any smartphone with an online browser. Beforehand solely accessible for works within the Barnes assortment, Modigliani Up Shut marks the primary event Barnes Focus can be utilized to discover loaned works in an exhibition. To make use of it, guests merely open the information by navigating to on a cellular browser and give attention to a murals; the information will acknowledge the work and ship details about it. Barnes Focus additionally leverages the Google Translate API, so you may routinely translate the information into quite a lot of languages.


The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, Modigliani Up Close, is printed by the Barnes Basis in affiliation with Yale College Press and edited by Barbara Buckley, Simonetta Fraquelli, Nancy Ireson, and Annette King. {The catalogue}, that includes 360 pictures, presents a centered exploration of how Modigliani constructed and composed his signature works and sheds mild on Dr. Barnes’s position within the trajectory of Modigliani’s profession. The Barnes assortment is house to one of the crucial vital teams of Modigliani works on the earth and {the catalogue} brings these works along with some 50 different vital examples from private and non-private collections all over the world.

Organized into thematic groupings, the works are interpreted by way of the lens of latest analysis carried out by famend conservators, together with Barbara Buckley and Annette King. Along with scholarly contributions by the curatorial workforce, the guide contains essays by Cindy Kang, Affiliate Curator on the Barnes, and artwork historian Alessandro De Stefani, and scholarly entries co-written by the undertaking’s collaborating conservators, curators, and conservation scientists from taking part establishments comparable to Allen Memorial Artwork Museum, Oberlin School, Ohio; Artwork Institute of Chicago; the Barnes Basis; Collezione Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti per l’Arte; Dallas Museum of Artwork; Harvard Artwork Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Backyard, Washington, DC; Indianapolis Museum of Artwork at Newfields; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Kunstmuseum Bern; LaM – Lille Métropole Musée d’Artwork Moderne, d’Artwork Contemporain et d’Artwork Brut, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France; The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Artwork; Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen; Musée Nationwide Picasso–Paris; Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo; The Museum of Fashionable Artwork, New York; Nationwide Gallery of Artwork, Washington, DC; Philadelphia Museum of Artwork; Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum, College of Haifa, Israel; Saint Louis Artwork Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Basis.


Amedeo Modigliani. Younger Lady in Blue (Giovane Donna in Azzurro), 1919, Oil on canvas. The Barnes Basis, BF268.

Amedeo Modigliani. The Fairly Housewife (La Jolie ménagère), 1915. The Barnes Basis, BF327.

Amedeo Modigliani. Reclining Nude from the Again (Nu couché de dos), 1917, Oil on canvas. The Barnes Basis, BF576.

Amedeo Modigliani. Nude with Coral Necklace, 1917.
Allen Memorial Artwork Museum, Oberlin School, Oberlin, Ohio. Present of Joseph and Enid Bissett 1955.59

Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait of Manuel Humbert, 1916. Assortment of Bruce and Robbi Toll

Amedeo Modigliani. Younger Lady in a Yellow Gown (Renée Modot), 1918. Collezione Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti per l’Arte, on long-term mortgage to the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin

Cerruti Basis for Artwork, on long run mortgage to Castello di Rivoli Museum of Up to date Artwork, Turin

Amedeo Modigliani. Jeanne Hébuterne with Yellow Sweater, 1918–19. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Assortment, by reward, 37.533

Picture credit score: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Basis / Artwork Useful resource, NY

Amedeo Modigliani. Nude with a Hat (recto), 1908. Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum, College of Haifa, Israel. Hecht Museum, Haifa

{Photograph} © Hecht Museum, College of Haifa, Picture: Shay Levy

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait of Maud Abrantes (verso), 1908. Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum, College of Haifa

{Photograph} © Hecht Museum, College of Haifa, Picture: Shay Levy

Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919. The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, New York, Present of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956 (56.184.2)

Picture © The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork. Picture supply: Artwork Useful resource

Amedeo Modigliani. Jean- Baptiste Alexandre with a Crucifix, 1909. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Present of Blaise and Philippe Alexandre, 1988.11.1 / Picture © C. Lancien, C. Loisel /Réunion des Musées Métropolitains Rouen Normandie

Amedeo Modigliani. Black Hair (Younger Darkish-Haired Woman), 1918. Musée Nationwide Picasso–Paris. Present of Pablo
Picasso, 1978

© RMN-Grand Palais / Artwork Useful resource, NY Picture: Adrien Didierjean.

Amedeo Modigliani. Self Portrait, 1919. Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de São Paulo, Present of Yolanda Penteado and Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho
1963.2.16 / MAC USP Assortment [Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP Collection, São Paulo, Brazil

MAC USP Collection [Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP Collection, São Paulo, Brazil]

Amedeo Modigliani. The Younger Apprentice, 1918-19.
Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Assortment RF 1963-7

© RMN-Grand Palais / Artwork Useful resource, NY Picture: Hervé Lewandowski.

Amedeo Modigliani. Blue Eyes (Portrait of Madame Jeanne Hébuterne), 1917. Philadelphia Museum of Artwork. The Samuel S. White third and Vera White Assortment, 1967- 30- 59

Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait of Roger Dutilleul, 1919. Assortment of Bruce and Robbi Toll

Particulars of hand and finger displaying partly overpainted marriage ceremony band
Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait of the Pink-Headed Lady (Portrait de la femme rousse), 1918. BF206

Picture © The Barnes Basis

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