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Previously unknown work of painter Modigliani discovered

Previously unknown work of painter Modigliani discovered

ANDORRA LA VELLA , Andorra, July 15 (UPI) --A previously undiscovered work by the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani was acquired by an Andorran art auction house, it said in a statement.
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Art exhibit in Italy dedicated to 'seduction'

Art exhibit in Italy dedicated to 'seduction'

ROME, June 10 (UPI) --Italy's foremost modern art gallery has opened an exhibit dedicated to the art of seduction, Italian style.
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Art therapy helps treat mental illness

GRANADA, Spain, July 9 (UPI) -- A University of Granada study confirms the usefulness of art therapy to treat mental disease, Spanish researchers said.

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Museum Mile Festival held in New York

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- New York held its 26th annual Museum Mile Festival Tuesday on upper Fifth Avenue where nine cultural institutions invited the public in free for three hours. Organizers of the festival hours claim that more than a million people have taken advantage of th

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Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practising both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred to in English as Leghorn), in northwestern Italy and began his artistic studies in Italy before moving to Paris in 1906. Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and art movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani's œuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overworking, and an excessive use of alcohol and narcotics, at the age of 35.

Amedeo Modigliani was born at Livorno, in Tuscany. Livorno was still a relatively new city, by Italian standards, in the late 19th century. The Livorno that Modigliani knew was a bustling centre of commerce focused upon seafaring and shipwrighting, but its cultural history lay in being a refuge for those persecuted for their religion. His maternal great-great-grandfather was one Solomon Garsin, a Jew who had immigrated to Livorno in the eighteenth century as a religious refugee.

Modigliani was the fourth child of Flaminio Modigliani and his wife, Eugenia Garsin. His father was in the money-changing business, but when the business went bankrupt, the family lived in dire poverty. In fact, Amedeo's birth saved the family from certain ruin, as, according to an ancient law, creditors could not seize the bed of a pregnant woman or a mother with a newborn child. When bailiffs entered the family home, just as Eugenia went into labour, the family protected their most valuable assets by piling them on top of the expectant mother.

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