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11 January 2018Modigliani Exhibition, Tate Modern, London
15 March 2018The Wallace Collection
17 April 2018Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasdon Temple
16 May 2018Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
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17 July 2018Petworth House

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Modigliani Exhibition, Tate Modern, London
Thursday 11 January 2018

The Tate Modern needs no introduction! In November 2017 the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK will open.

Amedeo Modigliani was born in Italy and settled in Paris in 1906.  He very quickly became part of the artistic revolution in Paris at that time and inspired by the art of Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, and Picasso,  together with Greek, Egyptian, African, Asian and early Renaissance influences, developed his own very individual style.   The only solo exhibition in his lifetime – at Berte Weill’s Paris gallery in 1917 – was raided by police on the grounds of indecency.   In spite of, or perhaps because of his great talent, his life was tragic and he died, destitute at the age of 35.

We will meet in the Cafe next to the Auditorium and will have a one hour lecture on Modigliani, his life and works, followed by timed tickets to the Exhibition.  In addition there is much to see in this iconic building. The new 65 meter high 10 storey building with panoramic views over London known as the Switch House is well worth a visit.  In some circles it is considered the UK’s most important new cultural building since the British Library.   There is a large variety of cafes and restaurants to suit most tastes.

Tickets for this visit will be on sale from 9.30am at the October and November Lecture Meetings   

Visit co-ordinator:  Fiona Moir  020 8681 3010