Velibor Colic

The Uncannily Strange and Brief Life of Amedeo Modigliani

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The life of the modernist painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) was chaotic and tragically brief. Spanning the last months of Modigliani's life, this evocative novel conjures up the strange workings of the painter's troubled – and often drug-fuelled – mind, and the manner in which his eccentricity expressed itself in his art. Colic's evocative novel captures the full essence of Modigliani's Bohemian lifestyle, and the colourful visitors who came and went through his Paris studio: among them his lover, Jeanne Hébuterne, and the prostitutes who occasionally modelled for him; and succeeds in conveying something of the intense artistic life of Paris in the first decades of the twentieth century.
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55 printed pages
Original publication
2012
Publisher
Pushkin Press

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