The Resource Modigliani : a life, Meryle Secrest

Modigliani : a life, Meryle Secrest

Label
Modigliani : a life
Title
Modigliani
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Meryle Secrest
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amedeo Modigliani was considered to be the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as Van Gogh's. In his time, his work was seen as an oddity, a link between such portraitists as Whistler and Sargent and the modernist approaches of Gauguin and Picasso. In this major new biography, Meryle Secrest gives us a fully realized portrait of one of the twentieth century's master painters and sculptors: his upbringing, a Sephardic Jew from an impoverished but genteel Italian family; his going to Paris to make his fortune; his striking good looks; his training as an artist--and his influences: the Italian Renaissance, particularly Botticelli; Nietzsche's theories of the artist as Übermensch; the Romanian sculptor Brancusi; and the primitive sculptures of Africa and Oceania with their simplified, masklike faces. We see how his secret illness--tuberculosis--affected his work and his fatalistic attitude toward life, and how he used alcohol and opium to hide the symptoms and thus came to be seen as a dissolute alcoholic. And throughout, we see the Paris that Modigliani lived in, a city in dynamic flux where art was still a noble cause in a transforming revolution.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Secrest, Meryle
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.M67
LC item number
S43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1884-1920
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Modigliani, Amedeo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modigliani, Amedeo
  • Modigliani, Amedeo
  • Modigliani, Amedeo
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Italy
Label
Modigliani : a life, Meryle Secrest
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem -- The clues -- "Dedo" -- The blood-red banner -- The perfect line -- La vie de Bohème -- The serpent's skin -- "What I am searching for" -- Maldoror -- Beatrice -- "A stony silence" -- "Nenette" -- "Life is a gift" -- The cult of the secret
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780307263681
Lccn
2010045357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)641520523
  • (OCoLC)ocn641520523
Label
Modigliani : a life, Meryle Secrest
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem -- The clues -- "Dedo" -- The blood-red banner -- The perfect line -- La vie de Bohème -- The serpent's skin -- "What I am searching for" -- Maldoror -- Beatrice -- "A stony silence" -- "Nenette" -- "Life is a gift" -- The cult of the secret
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780307263681
Lccn
2010045357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)641520523
  • (OCoLC)ocn641520523

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