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September 3, 2006
Modigliani and His Models at the Royal Academy. An intriguing exhibition and the largest gathering of the artist's work I've seen. Modigliani is an artist I've come to appreciate more as I've gotten older. I used to find his elongated figures annoying but the more I become familiar with his style and technique the more I come to appreciate its inherent sensual beauty. I found the portraits of Jeanne Hebuterne particularly affecting with their quiet intimacy, (all the more poignant for the fact that she committed suicide so soon after his untimely death), a lasting visual document to their love.