Modigliani Art For Rome

Nearly 100 works by artist Amedeo Modigliani, including some of his trademark portraits, go on display Friday in Rome - the first time in decades that the Italian capital has hosted a show about the 20th-century painter and sculptor. The exhibition features oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and one sculpture. The works are on loan from museums across the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Denver Art Museum. All Modigliani works on display in Italian museums have been lent to the show. Rome last presented an exhibit of Modigliani works in 1959. The show covers works from Modigliani's early years until 1919, one year before his death in Paris at age 35. It features several of his typical portraits with linear forms and elongated necks. The exhibit, at the Vittoriano museum in downtown Rome, runs through to June 20. For the full story - click the title Irish Art