Amedeo Modigliani’s life
A presentation of the italian artist
by students of class 3 A-
G.P.D. School –
«Portrait of an artist»
Amedeo Modigliani was born in 1884 in Livorno.
He was a sick boy.
So he spent most part of the time at home with his
mother who taught him the love for painting and
He studied art in the study of a famous
painter in Livorno.
But he had a great desire: going to Paris, the
artists’ most loved city. So at the age of 22 he
left to Paris.
In Paris Modì, as he was called by his friends ,
met many artists such as Pablo Picasso.
Due his health problems, (he was sick with lungs ) he
had to leave the art of sculpture.
So he devoted himself to painting. He painted
beautiful women with long necks like swans. These
persons had black pupils because he said that the
eyes were looking inside to know better their souls.
But in Paris he did not find success and soon
had economic problems.
He also had bad companions and began to drink
The only positive thing in his life was his wife
Jeanne Hebuterne, and his little daughter.
He died in Paris in 1920 at the age of 36. After only
two days, even his wife died for the desperation.
After his death, as it always happens, Modigliani’s
paintings became famous.