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KANSAI

‘Finding Modigliani: From Parisian Avant-garde to Classicism’

Pola Museum of Art

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

In 1906, Amedeo Modigliani, an Italian painter and sculptor, moved to France to join the School of Paris, a group of young talented international artists inspired by the capital’s avant-garde movement of the early 20th century. A popular artist among his peers, he became a well-known character, but his career was cut short by an early death from tubercular meningitis at age 35.

This exhibition rethinks Modigliani’s influence in art history by comparing 19 of his paintings, sculptures and drawings with 65 works by other important artists of his generation, such as Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and Paul Cezanne.

Covering his stylistic influences from avant-garde to classicism, the exhibition spans the artist’s brief yet prolific career in Paris; April 12-Sept. 15.

Pola Museum of Art; 1285 Kozukayama Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Gora Stn. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,800. 0460-84-2111; www.polamuseum.or.jp/english