Modigliani in Pisa, Italy

In Pisa for an extremely interesting exhibition, ‘Modigliani et ses amis, Parigi 1906 – 1920’. The exhibition tells the story of the avant-garde artists who worked in Paris in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Focusing on the paintings and sculptures of Amedeo Modigliani, it also shows works by people associated with the ‘School of Paris’ during that period, including Constantin Brâncusi, Raoul Dufy, Chaim Soutine, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and Marc Chagall.

Modigliani 'Paul Guillaume, Novo Pilota' (1915)

Amedeo Modigliani ‘Paul Guillaume, Novo Pilota’ (1915)

Modigliani 'Femme au ruban de velours' (1915)

Amedeo Modigliani ‘Femme au ruban de velours’ (1915)

Modigliani 'Gaston Modot' (1918)

Amedeo Modigliani ‘Gaston Modot’ (1918)

Modigliani 'The Young Apprentice' (1917 - 19)

Amedeo Modigliani ‘The Young Apprentice’ (1917 – 19)

André Derain ‘Portrait of Lucie Kahnweiler’

André Derain ‘Portrait of Lucie Kahnweiler’ (1913)

Juan Gris 'Nature morte au livre' (1913)

Juan Gris ‘Nature Morte au Livre’ (1913)

Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, France

At the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, south-west France, for an excellent exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of his birth. Toulouse-Lautrec, who died tragically young at only 36, was extremely important in recording life in Belle Epoque Paris as well as in the development of graphic art.

Toulouse-Lautrec 'Comtesse Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec, at breakfast (1881)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ‘Comtesse Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec at breakfast’ (1881)

Toulouse-Lautrec 'La Goulue' poster (1891)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ‘La Goulue’ poster (1891)

Toulouse-Lautrec 'Aristide Bruant Ambassadeurs poster' (1892)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ‘Aristide Bruant Ambassadeurs’ poster (1892)

Toulouse-Lautrec 'Au Salon de la Rue des Moulins' (1894)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ‘Au Salon de la rue des Moulins’ (1894)

Toulouse-Lautrec 'Maurice Joyant Somme Bay' (1900)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ‘Maurice Joyant, Somme Bay’ (1900)