Equally famous for his masterful canvasses and tumultuous mental health, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was, in many ways, a tortured artist. A lifelong sufferer of painfully degenerative tuberculosis, Modigliani was famous for denying his disease with a frenzied bohemian lifestyle of hard drinking, drug abuse, and passionate love affairs. But at the same time, he managed to produce some famous masterpieces, and today his work sells for record-breaking sums whenever it comes up for auction. In this fascinating examination of Modigliani’s life and work, Frances Alexander, Jane Rogoyska, and Klaus H. Carl turn their penetrating gaze on this most enigmatic of artistic geniuses.
Klaus H. Carl is the author of numerous works on the history of great cities, and is also a well-known photographer of flora and fauna. A teacher by profession, he is currently devoting himself to a monumental history of art.
Jane Rogoyska and Frances Alexander also collaborated on this book. Their insightful text is accompanied by extracts from D.H. Lawrence’s highly sensual novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which caused great scandal upon its publication and was subject to censorship for many decades.
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