The Museo del Corso in the Palazzo Cipolla in Rome hosts an exhibition dedicated to Modigliani and other “maudit” artists in Montparnasse in Paris of the beginning of the 20th century.
Modigliani, Museo del Corso, Rome (until April 6th, 2014)
Modigliani, Soutine e gli artisti maledetti (“Modigliani, Soutane and the Doomed Artists”) is the title of an exhibition that has already visited the PinacothÃ¨que de Paris and the Palazzo Reale in Milan.
The 120 paintings that are on display belong to the Jonas Netter Collection. Netter was a businessman who in 1916 started collecting the paintings of a then unknown group of young artists in Paris.
One of the most important members of this group was Amedeo Modigliani, born in Livorno. Several painting by Modigliani, who died very young, can be seen in the exhibition.
Another now well-knwn name is ChaÃ¯m Soutine, a portrait of whom (by Modigliani himself) is also present at the Museo del Corso exhibition.
Although all of these painters (a.o. Derain, Vlamick, Epstein and Fournier) did not have a particular painting style in common, they were all characterized by rather troubled life-styles.
The exhibition will run until April 6th, 2014. Visit our Museo del Corso page for information about opening hours, admission, etc.