Now available in an attractively priced, beautifully produced flexi edition, this important examination of Modigliani's art focuses on the elusive genius of the avant-garde. One of the most recognisable artists of his era, "Amedeo Modigliani" is also perhaps one of the least understood. In this thorough comprehensive, yet refreshingly concise volume, Werner Schmalenbach examines Modigliani's oeuvre, offering a chronological tour of every aspect of the artist's career. This informative commentary is complemented by hundreds of splendid reproductions, many of them full-page colour plates. The result is an intimate portrait of a life devoted to art and an essential reference for any art lover.
Werner Schmalenbach served as director of the Kestner-Gesellschaft museum in Hannover, Germany and of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. He is the author of numerous books on twentieth-century and African art.