The ALBERTINA Museum in Vienna, Austria, will honor Amedeo Modigliani with a major retrospective of his works to mark the 100th anniversary of his death.
The exhibition is titled Modigliani – Picasso. The Primitivist Revolution. It runs on September 18, 2020-January 10, 2021. It will bring together works from major public museums and the most prominent
private collection between America and Asia.
The exhibition regards him as a leading artist of the avant-garde who carried the revolution of Primitivism far into the 20th century. His oeuvre will be juxtaposed with characteristic key works by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and André Derain, as well as artifacts from so-called “primitive” civilizations.
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by a surreal elongation of faces, necks, and figures that were not received well during his lifetime, but later became much sought-after and hugely influential.