During his brief and turbulent life, Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognizable pictorial style. His emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.
A new exhibition highlighting Modigliani’s nudes just opened at London’s Tate Modern and will run through the 2nd of April 2018. It the largest collection of nudes ever shown in the UK and features 12 works that were proved controversial when they were first shown in 1917, leading police to censor his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency.
The visitors will also have the opportunity to discover his lesser-known but radical and thought-provoking sculptures, as well as his portraits of his friends, lovers and supporters, including Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and his partner Jeanne Hébuterne.
Thanks to a pioneering partnership with HTC Vive, the exhibition also transports visitors to the heart of early 20th century Paris using the latest virtual reality technology.
Modigliani VR Experience: The Ochre Atelier
The Modigliani VR: The Ochre Atelier reimagines the painter’s Parisian studio, where he lived and worked in the final months of his life in 1919 and 1920. A previously undocumented space, the artist’s studio has been brought back to life through more than 60 objects, artworks and materials.
Each object included in the experience has been carefully researched, validated by art historians and modelled authentically by the team at Preloaded who spend more than five months of rigorous research to meticulously recreate the studio, its interiors, objects and the artworks shown at the exhibition. This includes the cans of sardines, the cigarette packet and even the way the windows would have opened to let the light in.