SUPPORTS USED BY modigliani

MODIGLIANI PAINTINGS IN CARDBOARD




Cardboard use in Modigliani can be seen all over his production.
Some experts with a very simple perspective say that cardboard use in Modigliani ends in 1916 as much.
It has been widely repeated, then accepted as a fact , well that's not truth.
Yes during the first years in Paris, there is a lot of cardboard and later the production shrinks but that was just because he had canvas at hand,
but his lower works (sketches, small compositions or personal) were made with cardboard as support.

Just a simple look to Ceroni's catalogue (with mistakes corrected) shows that cardboard use was much more extended than they think.

The main problem that we find when trying to study the supports used by Modigliani, is the fear of annoying the "famous" experts or the terror of the museums
and collectors so that their pieces can be seen as "problematic" or out of "normal".
Accessing the back of the piece is an almost impossible task.

But the back of a painting can tell many things, old labels, stamps or inscriptions.
Or even the real support...

To give an example:

This painting named Alice is dated by each expert in the next years:
Alice amedeo modigliani
Pfannstiel: 1920
Ceroni: 1915
Lanthemann: 1918
Parisot: 1915
Wayne: 1918
The museum who owns it: 1918

I do not pretend to be a smart-ass but when you see the back of the painting it says the next:
Modigliani. 3 Joseph Bara. Paris
Juin 1917
As a little annoying smart-ass I will do an unnecessary translation:

Modigliani = HIM
3 Joseph Bara = HIS ADDRESS AT ZBOROWSKY
Paris = THE PLACE WHERE HE WAS LIVING THEN
Juin = JUNE THE MONTH HE DID IT
1917 =1917 THE YEAR HE DID IT

So why do we change the dating to 1915 or 20 or 18 ???

The answer is very simple because experts say that Modigliani ceased to write text in paintings in 1917 and the style of this painting seems
like a previous style or as later style, it all goes with the opinion of the expert...
Not with the evolution of the artist, just with the opinion of the expert.
IN CARDBOARD IS ALSO THE SAME, THERE IS CARDBOARD USED IN ALL THE PRODUCTION BY MODIGLIANI:
Cardboard year by year:
1906 to 1913
Tuscan Road by Amedeo Modigliani woman with hat amedeo modigliani Standing Nude Amedeo Modigliani Standing nude arms open amedeo modigliani
1898 ?
Tuscan Road
1909?
Woman with hat
1911-1912
Standing nude arms crossed
1911-1912
Standing nude arms open
Standing nude arms closed amedeo modigliani cariatide amedeo modigliani The great red bust  amedeo modigliani Cariatide amedeo modigliani
1911-1912
Standing nude arms closed
1913
Standing nude in a garden
1913
Great Red Bust
1913
Study for Caryatid
1914
Beatrice Hastings infornt of or at  piano amedeo modigliani Beatrice Hastings with hat amedeo modigliani seated woman with glass amedeo modigliani study for Diego rivera portrait by amedeo modigliani
1914
Beatrice Hastings at the piano
1914
Beatrice Hastings with hat
1914
Seated woman with glass
1914
Study for Diego Rivera
Diego rivera portrait by amedeo modigliani study for Diego rivera portrait by amedeo modigliani study for frank bnurty havilland by amedeo modigliani frank bnurty havilland by amedeo modigliani
1914
Diego Rivera
1914
Unfinished Diego Rivera
1914
Study for F. Burty Haviland
1914
Frank Burty Haviland
1915
red head amedeo modigliani Pierrot amedeo modigliani Picasso, savoir amedeo modigliani Woman with velvet lace  amedeo modigliani
1915
Red head
1915
Pierrot
1915
Picasso, savoir
1915
Woman with velvet lace
woman amedeo modigliani woman amedeo modigliani Beatrice Hastings amedeo modigliani Beatrice Hastings amedeo modigliani
1915
Beatrice Hastings
1915
Beatrice Hastings
1915
Beatrice Hastings
1915
Beatrice Hastings
Beatrice Hastings amedeo modigliani Beatrice Hastings seated  amedeo modigliani woman amedeo modigliani woman amedeo modigliani
1915
Beatrice Hastings
1915
Beatrice Hastings seated
1915
Woman
1915
Woman
Louise amedeo modigliani Beatrice Hastings amedeo modigliani Paul guillaume Novo pilota amedeo modigliani Paul guillaume Novo pilota amedeo modigliani
1915
Louise
1915
Beatrice Hastings
1915
Paul Guillaume at his library
1915
Paul Guillaume. Novo pilota
1916
Paul Guillaume	amedeo modigliani moise kislingamedeo modigliani woman head amedeo modigliani Man /Conrad Moricand? amedeo modigliani
1916
Paul Guillaume
1916
Moise Kisling
1916
Woman head
1916
Man /Conrad Moricand?
1917
woman with pendant amedeo modigliani La Patronne amedeo modigliani Jeanne hebuterne with bobby hat amedeo modigliani george maria blanchardamedeo modigliani
1916 ?
Woman with pendant
1917
La Patronne
1917
Jeanne Hébuterne with hat
1917
George /María Blanchard?
woman amedeo modigliani Blaise Cendrars amedeo modigliani Leopold Survage amedeo modigliani  
1917
Woman
1917
Blaise Cendrars
1917
Leopold Survage ???
 
1918
girl amedeo modigliani Louise amedeo modigliani Head of Hanka Zborowska amedeo modigliani Lunia with hand in cheek amedeo modigliani
1918
Girl ??
1918
Monsieur Baranowski
1918
Head of Hanka Zborowska
1918-1919
Lunia with hand in cheek
1919
Hanka Zborowska profile amedeo modigliani Annie Bjarn amedeo modigliani Woman (the flower vendor) amedeo modigliani Woman amedeo modigliani
1919
Hanka Zborowska profile
1919
Annie Bjarn
1919
Woman head (the flower vendor)
1919
Woman
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The last 15 paintings are all dated later to 1916, are they fake?
Because I have seen certificates by the experts who say that statement as unquestionable truth over some of the works above.

Mixing all the experts & publications the result is this:

1920 > 2 cardboards
1919 > 14 cardboards
1918 > 17 cardboards
1917 > 19 cardboards
1916 > 22 cardboards
1915 > 34 cardboards
1914 > 21 cardboards
1913 > 8 cardboards
1912 > 8 cardboards
1911 > 3 cardboards

and this is enough.
In a future under technical (science area) there will be a more in deep technical explanation of the supports in cardboard used by Modigliani but just
to give you a general idea, he liked very much a very rigid textured cardboard that experts usually mess with canvas, and if you don't see or touch the real thing
unframed, then it is quite hard (and using just a photo, then it's impossible).
So one less myth or common knowledge lie.

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