Amedeo Modigliani

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Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (12 July 188424 January 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who pursued his career for the most part in France. Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani's oeuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic.


  • Every great work of art should be considered like any work of nature. First of all from the point of view of its aesthetic reality and then not just from its development and the mastery of its creation but from the standpoint of what has moved and agitated its creator.
  • The function of art is to struggle against obligation.
  • With one eye you are looking at the outside world, while with the other you are looking within yourself.

Quotes about Amedeo Modigliani[edit]

  • There's no doubt but that without this liberté, égalité and fraternité there could not have been a Monet, Modigliani, Picasso, or Giacometti.

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