JOSEPH LANTHEMANN

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JOSEPH LANTHEMANN (+1982 ?)

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    • A total and absolute mystery, even his files are all mixed with the archives legales from Parisot, he was a close collaborator for Jeanne Modigliani so everything around him is in total darkness.

      Jeanne and Lanthemann decide to not respect nothing of his father legacy.

      Today is totally discarded, it presented for the first time works solid but actually condemned for being only there.

      1.- . Amedeo Modigliani, 1884-1920: Catalogue Raisonné - Sa vie, son oeuvre complet, son art
      Lanthemann, J.edited by Graficas Condal, Barcelona,1970. First Edition 2500 units.

      The typical european connoisseur book, full of mistakes, opinions and comparisons of curves and contra curves...

      In his catalogue we can find things like this (with my little contribution...):


      Page 227. As Nº 253 - Description given in page 124:
      253. Femme aux boucles d'oreilles 
      (woman with earrings)
      Oil on canvas, 65 x 43 cm. 
      signed in top right corner.

      In this canvas (of magnificent colors), Modigliani applies some constructivist reminds, but overall is a example of deep psychology and of great art

      No location, provenance, history, etc...
      The truth is:

      A complete fake...
      French public art collections
      IN AMEDEO MODIGLIANI, 1884-1920 BY THE MUSÉE DE ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, 
      MARCH-JUNE 1981. PAGE 41 DR. SUZY DELBOURGO AND DR. LOLA FAILLANT-DUMAS FROM THE RESEARCH LABORATORIES OF THE FRENCH MUSEUMS EXPLAIN UNDER FAKE AND ATTRIBUTIONS:

      THUS, THE PORTRAIT OF THE WOMAN WITH EARRINGS (Nº 253), X-RAY IMAGE SHOWS A DISORDERED IMAGE, WITHOUT PRECISE DRAWING, IN OPPOSITE OF THE IMAGES OBTAINED OF WORKS BY MODIGLIANI. 
      CONTOURS AND BORDERS ARE MADE WITH BRUSHSTROKES PARALLEL TO THE CONTOURS OF THE FACE AND ALONG THE NECK. (MODIGLIANI NEVER PAINTED/CONSTRUCTED THAT WAY)

      THE BACKGROUND IS NOT CORRECTLY WORKED, IT IS EMPTY. NOT AS IN MODIGLIANI WHO MADE THEM ANIME AND VIBRANT.

      Page 229. As Nº 261 - Description given in page 124:
      261. Femme brunee, 1918 
      Oil on canvas, 15M.*
      signed in top right corner.

      In this emotive portrait you can see a deep tenderness and a deep psychology 

      No location, provenance, history, etc...
      The truth is:

      A complete fake...
      French public art collections

      To make it easier for him and avoid measuring, he decided to use common fabric canvas sizes, the best way to not have one correct.
      They were all pre-industrial so no exact measure apply.
      X ray and pigments analysis showed a 30's forgery
      In Amedeo Modigliani, 1884-1920 by the Musée de art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 
      March-June 1981. Page 41 Dr. Suzy Delbourgo and Dr. Lola Faillant-Dumas from the research laboratories of the French museums explain under fake and attributions:

      Same case as previous, X-ray image shows a disordered image, the structure of the work is not constructed, the contours are out of placement opposite as modigliani , the line has been painted over the figure, the brush stoke is formed by long, plain and dull brush work in opposite to Modigliani brush work configured or round and perpendicular brush play.

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      Thérèse Castieau-Barielle (La vie et l' oeuvre de Amadeo Modigliani, ACR Édition/Vilo) and Christian Parisot (Modigliani, Caja de pensiones, Madrid/June 1983) also show this work as an original by Modigliani.
      Actually his opinion is perfect to fill the notes & records for the auction houses.
      But only when it also have the Ceroni name in the list...

      If a Modigliani painting only bears the opinion by Lanthemann, it will never hit the floor of the main auction houses
      In a little time I will give more information from his work but until then, you can check his books...
      Definitively not a reliable or trustworthy source for cataloguing.
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    Would you still call it raisonné?


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