Documentation Centre Amedeo Modigliani
Documentation Centre Amedeo Modigliani
  • Press of the Documentation Centre Amedeo Modigliani, Colle di Val D'Elsa

Dante Alighieri and Amedeo Modigliani, two great names of poetry and art.

The Documentation Centre Amedeo Modigliani based in Colle di Val d'Elsa, had its first public presentation in Siena at Enoteca Italiana.

The city of Siena was chosen as the first frame as the center aims is to document the Modigliani's purely italian artistic formation, attributable to the influence or inspiration derived from the "primitivi" (in fact mostly defined "primitivi senesi"). The second presentation was held at the Pro Loco of Colle di Val d'Elsa, the city hosting this structure.

In December, a third presentation in the beautiful and ancient Etruscan town of Volterra, in the exhibition spaces of Palazzo Pretorio in Piazza dei Priori in reference to what De Pisis written referring to Modigliani: "... And what about some of his drawings? They could be compared to the Etruscans for a simplicity of style and are yet so modern in spirit!"

The presentation of the Documentation Centre Amedeo Modigliani in Volterra was set to a series of panels bearing pieces by historians of different ages, scholars who have shared the view of the artistic education of Italian Amedeo Modigliani. All it accompanied by works of Guglielmo Micheli, a pupil and friend of Giovanni Fattori, excellent teacher of Fattori's style, the upper room of which Modigliani made his first apprenticeship.

On the advice of the same Micheli, Amedeo along with other students moved to Florence, then Venice and finally in France in a constant search for his final stylistic feature that obviously detached itself completely from Postmacchiaioli tradition. His stay in Paris did not prevent some return to Livorno and other Italian places.