Amedeo Modigliani: the saddest life of one of the most expensive artists of modern times

Portrait of Amedeo Modigliani (1919) oil painting by French artist Jeanne Hébuterne

It is sometimes hard to believe that some of the artists, whose works are now counted as the most expensive paintings in the world, once lived hand-to-mouth lives during their lifetimes. They are often referred to as ‘struggling artists’ and, sadly, many of them had died poverty-stricken, after a lifetime of hard work, without earning […]

L’Air, sculpture by Aristide Maillol

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L’Air (1939) is a bronze sculpture by the French Catalan sculptor and painter Aristide Maillol (1861-1944). The sculpture is located at the Kröller-Müller Museum (KMM), an art museum and sculpture garden in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, The Netherlands. Maillol (aka Aristides Maillol) studied art at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Jean-Léon […]