Tate Modern


23 Nov 2017 - 02 Apr 2018

Amedeo Modigliani
The Little Peasant, c.1918
© Tate
Amedeo Modigliani
Nude, 1917
Private Collection
Amedeo Modigliani
Seated Nude (La belle romaine), 1917
Lent from a Private Collection
Amedeo Modigliani
Beatrice Hastings, 1915
Private Collection
Amedeo Modigliani
Juan Gris, 1915
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876 - 1967), 1967 (67.187.85)
Amedeo Modigliani
Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Amedeo Modigliani by an unknown photographer
During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.

Modigliani’s nudes are a highlight of the exhibition – with 12 nudes on display, this is the largest group ever reunited in the UK. These sensuous works proved controversial when they were first shown in 1917, leading police to censor his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency.

You will also discover his lesser-known but radical and thought-provoking sculptures, as well as his portraits of his friends, lovers and supporters, including Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and his partner Jeanne Hébuterne.

Thanks to a pioneering partnership with HTC Vive, the exhibition also transports visitors to the heart of early 20th century Paris using the latest virtual reality technology.

Tags: Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso