Afternoon Salon

Modigliani: Strange Beauty

Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne, 1918
Amedeo Modigliani
Italian, 1884–1920
Oil on canvas
Norton Simon Art Foundation
© 2014 Norton Simon Art Foundation

Modigliani: Strange Beauty

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Modigliani was the quintessential outsider. He refused to define or align himself with any faction or label, instead searching for a comprehensive style that would draw upon his many varied influences to create something universal. Together we look at the varied sources Modigliani drew upon to create this style, including Italian Renaissance and 19th- and 20th-century French art, as well as ancient Roman and African art (seen in supplementary images).


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.