BY TRACY RISUCCI
The late, great, Modigliani. An oeuvre of richly colored portraits and nudes characterized by elongated faces and necks. Modigliani suffered throughout his tragically short life with tuberculosis, drugs and poverty. Dubbed a “prince of vagabonds” his works were often exchanged for meals at restaurants. Modigliani passed away in 1920 of tubercular meningitis at the age of 35. Like many artists of this period, his work did not gain popularity until after his death.
Today, Modigliani’s art is some of the most valuable in the world and can be found in museums throughout the world.