A retrospective exhibition of the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) will be on display at the Ateneum, starting from 28 October 2016. Modigliani, who died on the verge of fame at the early age of 35, is one of the most interesting artists in modern art. The works on display constitute the largest Modigliani exhibition in the Nordic countries to date. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to explore Modigliani’s diverse work, and his life in the Montparnasse district, which was the centre of artistic life in Paris in the early part of the 20th century. The artist is known especially for his elegant paintings of women, which have influenced the worlds of visual art and fashion.
The exhibition is produced by La Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) / Grand Palais and Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut.