A cutting-edge multi-media art show, Modigliani Opera, which celebrates the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest painters, will open for the first time in the UK in Liverpool.
Modigliani Opera is an immersive multi-media show incorporating 360 degree cinema, video screens and virtual reality to explore the work and life of the Italian master, Amedeo Modigliani. The Modigliani Opera exhibition which will run until the end of September will be hosted in a specially adapted gallery space in Bold Street in Liverpool City Centre.
The internationally acclaimed show has recently toured major cities in Italy, and it is the centerpiece of a programme of art events and exhibitions being promoted by the Fondazione Amedeo Modigliani in the city this summer.
The Fondazione aims to promote the work and celebrate the important influence of Modigliani, as well as support and promote the work of emerging contemporary painters internationally.
Amedeo Modigliani was born into a Sephardic Jewish family in the northern Italian port city of Livorno in July 1884. The painter achieved some critical recognition during his life, which ended tragically at the age of 35 when he died from tubercular meningitis.
However, his reputation as a great artistic innovator soared after his death. He became the epitome of the tragic artist, creating a posthumous legend almost as well-known as that of Vincent Van Gogh.
The Liverpool programme will also include two contemporary art shows featuring painters from the UK and Europe at both the Bold Street gallery space and a major waterfront exhibition space opening in July.