Art and a Movie: Modigliani in Focus

Gallery Talk: Modigliani in Focus
2:00-2:30 p.m.
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Steinmetz-Kellett Gallery, first floor

Nan Brewer, the IU Art Museum's Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss original drawings by Amedeo Modigliani from the museum's collection.

Movie: Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958)
3:00-4:48 p.m.
IU Cinema

Like its subject, this feature-length biopic of the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) had a tragic history. The first director, Max Ophüls, died suddenly during filming; the second director, Jacques Becker, passed away within two years of its completion; and the actor, Gérard Philipe, was gravely ill and died at 36 (the same age as the artist he portrayed) before the film’s release. While these sad coincidences overshadowed the film, it is recognized for its cinematography and a narrative approach that is more of “a fantasy, a hallucination, a nightmare” than straight biography. In French with English subtitles. (HD Presentation)

This program is presented in partnership with IU Cinema and is sponsored in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talks and films are free and open to the public.

Image: Amedeo Modigliani (Italian 1884-1920). Portrait of a Young Woman (Portrait de jeune femme), 1915. Graphite on paper. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Schimmel, Eskenazi Museum of Art 57.24

Art and a Movie: Modigliani in Focus