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From Modigliani to Egyptian Surrealism: the exhibitions to see in November

The shows to book now at the Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Royal Scottish Academy

Francesa da Rimini by William Dyce, 1837.


Tate Modern, 23th November to 2nd April 2018

Arnold Bennett wrote in 1919 that Modigliani’s portraits “have a suspicious resemblance to masterpieces,” but many more of his contemporaries were scandalised by his sensual nudes. This comprehensive survey of his career— from his curvaceous, elongated and almond-eyed women to his distinctive portraits and experimental sculpture— offers a timely opportunity for reappraisal. Born in 1884 in Italy, it was in Paris that he made his career. Penniless but never less than elegant, he…

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