Author: Meryle Secrest
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307595471
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Modigliani from the Author: Meryle Secrest. “People like us . . . have different rights, different values than do ordinary people because we have different needs which put us . . . above their moral standards.” —Modigliani Amedeo (“Beloved of God”) Modigliani was considered to be the quintessential bohemian artist, his legend almost as infamous as Van Gogh’s. In Modigliani’s time, his work was seen as an oddity: contemporary with the Cubists but not part of their movement. His work was a link between such portraitists as Whistler, Sargent, and Toulouse-Lautrec and that of the Art Deco painters of the 1920s as well as the new approaches of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso. Jean Cocteau called Modigliani “our aristocrat” and said, “There was something like a curse on this very noble boy. He was beautiful. Alcohol and misfortune took their toll on him.” In this major new biography, Meryle Secrest, one of our most admired biographers—whose work has been called “enthralling” (The Wall Street Journal); “rich in detail, scrupulously researched, and sympathetically written” (The New York Review of Books) —now 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 (“How beautiful he was, my god how beautiful,” said one of his models) . . . his training as an artist . . .and his influences, including the Italian Renaissance, particularly the art of Botticelli; Nietzsche’s theories of the artist as Übermensch, divinely endowed, divinely inspired; the monochromatic backgrounds of Van Gogh and Cézanne; the work of the Romanian sculptor Brancusi; and the primitive sculptures of Africa and Oceania with their simplified, masklike triangular faces, elongated silhouettes, puckered lips, low foreheads, and heads on exaggeratedly long necks. We see the ways in which Modigliani’s long-kept-secret illness from tuberculosis (it almost killed him as a young man) affected his work and his attitude toward life ; how consumption caused him to embrace fatalism and idealism, creativity and death; and how he used alcohol and opium with laudanum as an antispasmodic to hide the symptoms of the disease and how, because of it, he 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; how Modigliani became part of a life in the streets and a world of art and artists then in a transforming revolution; Monet, Cézanne, Degas, Renoir, et al.—and others more radical—Matisse, Derain, etc., all living within blocks of one another. Secrest’s book, written with unprecedented access to letters, diaries, and photographs never before seen, is an extraordinary revelation of a life lived in art . . . Here is Modigliani, the man and the artist, seemingly shy, delicate, a man on a desperate mission, masquerading as an alcoholic, cheating death again and again, and calculating what he had to do in order to go on working and concealing his secret for however much time remained . . . From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Jeanne Modigliani
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5881730348
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Modigliani from the Author: Jeanne Modigliani.

Italian Economists Of The 20th Century

Author: Ferdinando Meacci
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782541202
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Italian Economists Of The 20th Century from the Author: Ferdinando Meacci. Italian Economists of the 20th Century provides a unique up-to-date assessment and appreciation of the work of 12 pioneering economists. The essays - written by a group of leading international scholars - are a fitting tribute to the important contribution that Italian economists have made to 20th century economics.

Eros And Illness

Author: David B. Morris
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674659716
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Eros And Illness from the Author: David B. Morris. When we or our loved ones fall ill, our world is thrown into disarray, our routines are interrupted, our beliefs shaken. David Morris offers an unconventional, deeply human exploration of what it means to live with, and live through, disease. He shows how desire—emotions, dreams, stories, romance, even eroticism—plays a crucial part in illness.

Using Art To Make Art

Author: Wendy M. L. Libby
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766815056
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Using Art To Make Art from the Author: Wendy M. L. Libby. Using artwork from 56 of the world's recognized masters, including Cezanne, DaVinci, Degas, Homer, Kandinsky, Klee, Monet, Pollack, Renoir, Wyeth and more, this book includes a well-known example of each artist's work and information regarding the artist's life. Each masterpiece is the foundation of art projects. Using a variety of mediums, the outlined activities help guide children through the process of creating their own "masterpiece" from what they see in each work. It is for the art lover, the creative thinker, the parent or classroom leader who desires to encourage creativity in children as well as an appreciation for the masters.This is a great resource and will provide hours of interesting activity.

Risk Management

Author: Michael Frenkel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540269932
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Risk Management from the Author: Michael Frenkel. Dealing with all aspects of risk management that have undergone significant innovation in recent years, this book aims at being a reference work in its field. Different to other books on the topic, it addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the different risk management types in banks, insurance companies, and the corporate sector. Due to the rising volatility in the financial markets as well as political and operational risks affecting the business sector in general, capital adequacy rules are equally important for non-financial companies. For the banking sector, the book emphasizes the modifications implied by the Basel II proposal. The volume has been written for academics as well as practitioners, in particular finance specialists. It is unique in bringing together such a wide array of experts and correspondingly offers a complete coverage of recent developments in risk management.

The Unknown Modigliani

Author: Noël Alexandre
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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The Unknown Modigliani from the Author: Noël Alexandre. Reproduces four-hundred-fifty drawings of nudes, caryatids, and theatre figures made between 1906 and 1914 by Modigliani