Sunday night at the movies: Modigliani

Young Redhead in an Evening Dress by Modigliani

I'm finally starting to feel human again after being sick for a while. We got a little workout at the Y today and caught the last half of the movie Modigliani with Andy Garcia. What a tragic figure! He was only 35 when he died, but he produced an amazing body of work under stark conditions of poverty and drug/alcohol addiction. His paintings, elegantly and finely structured, bring forth a sense of the artiste maudit, which he embodied. Very sad story.

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