Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Nude Sitting on a Divan - Amedeo Modigliani

Price in US $ -69 million

Nude Sitting on a Divan (The Beautiful Roman Woman) is an oil on canvas painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. The work was one of a series of nudes painted by Modigliani in 1917 that created a sensation when exhibited in Paris that year.  Simultaneously abstracted and erotically detailed, they exhibit a formal grace referencing nude figures of the Italian Renaissance

The Paris show of 1917 was Modigliani's only solo exhibition during his life, and is "notorious" in modern art history for its sensational public reception and the attendant issues of obscenity.

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