The Resource Modigliani : beyond the myth, edited by Mason Klein ; with essays by Maurice Berger ... [et al.]

Modigliani : beyond the myth, edited by Mason Klein ; with essays by Maurice Berger ... [et al.]

Label
Modigliani : beyond the myth
Title
Modigliani
Title remainder
beyond the myth
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mason Klein ; with essays by Maurice Berger ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is one of the best known - and most misunderstood - artists of the twentieth century. His incisive portraits, erotically charged nudes, elegant drawings of caryatids, and primitivistic sculpture have been admired for decades. Modigliani's work, however, has typically been examined in the limited context of his so-called bohemian, anti-intellectual lifestyle. This book revises this approach toward Modigliani's art, presenting a revisionist examination of the unique historical, social, religious, and cultural significance of his oeuvre." "Modigliani: Beyond the Myth looks at the artist and his art from a variety of important perspectives: his proud heritage as a Sephardic Jew, whose spirituality embraced non-Western, classical, and Christian iconography while retaining its own ethnic identity; his critical engagement and melding of tribal and ethnographic art with Judaism in his portraiture; the representation of the female nude in his works from a feminist cultural perspective; the remarkable reception of his work in Italy after his death, and the failure of traditional art history to account for or analyze these important aspects of his life and work."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
759.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Modigliani : beyond the myth, edited by Mason Klein ; with essays by Maurice Berger ... [et al.]
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York, May 21-Sept. 19, 2004; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Oct. 23, 2004-Jan. 23, 2005; and the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Feb. 19-May 29, 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-230) 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
Modigliani against the grain / Mason Klein -- The faces of Modigliani: identity politics under fascism / Emily Braun -- Making and masking: Modigliani and the problematic of portraiture / Tamar Garb -- Modigliani and the bodies of art: carnality, attentiveness, and the modernist struggle / Griselda Pollock -- Epilogue: The Modigliani myth / Maurice Berger
Control code
sky200029720
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780300102642
Lccn
2003026696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
49780300010264
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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