About the Big Red Bust
This Big Red Bust is part of our exclusive collection of statues at the Musart Boutique, inspired by Modigliani’s original oil on canvas (1913) ©Modigliani Foundation. Modigliani “first name was Amedeo, literally the one who loves God.” Certainly, he loved women””a lot. In the years 1911 to 1913, he explored sculpture, creating a series of geometric heads in stone, inspired by African masks. Because of poor health, he soon abandoned the labor of direct carving, but it resurfaced in Female Big Red Bust, along with memories from the art of the past. Amedeo Modigliani’s work and style can be immediately recognized because of his extraordinary interpretations of the human face, maintaining his individuality through the typical elongation of shapes. His works were not received well during his lifetime but later found acceptance. The statue makes a perfect statement for Art lovers alike or people who love decorative items.
- Dimensions: 6.75″H x 3.5″W x 2″D.
- Material: Resin
- Weight (lbs): 1.2 lbs, ship wt est: 3.2
About the artist
The Italian-born painter Modigliani grew up in the town of Livorno and received his academic education in Florence and Venice. In 1906, he moved to Paris and established himself in the famous Montmartre area. The East European Avant-Garde recognized his talent and he came into contact with leading artists such as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brà¢ncuÅŸi. However, Modigliani had a short and eventful artistic life and was extremely driven and longed for recognition. Unfortunately, his life was also marked by alcoholism, metaphysical fears, and progressive tuberculosis. He abused too much of drugs and was frequently in poverty. He died at age 35 in Paris of tubercular meningitis and left the world an oeuvre that shows a sincere, obsessive search for truth and purity within art.
Showcase you interest for Modigliani’s artwork with this iconic Big Red Bust and find out more about Modigliani.