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Colloquium: The Modigliani Project: Artistic Techniques and Practices

Event Details:

  • Date:           Thursday, 7 April 2022
  • Time:          Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:        Events room, Novel Technologies Laboratory (NTL), 20 Konstantinou Kavafi Street, 2121, Aglantzia, Nicosia
                        Online at The Cyprus Institute Facebook event page and YouTube live stream
  • Speaker:     Dr. Michel Menu, Visiting Principal Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute.

 

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The webinar will be in English and the live stream is open to the public.  You are welcome to attend the reception after the event
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Abstract

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is not an unknown artist, quite the contrary. Each year, he is the subject of solo exhibitions throughout the world, and the greatest museums have some of his works on their walls. There are countless books on him, published in all languages. He regularly makes the headlines for the dizzying prices his artworks can fetch at auction sales or for issues of authenticity that also animate the art market. His works, paintings, sculptures and drawings have much to reveal.

The paintings must, for instance, be considered in their full dimension: the painted front, the sides and the back, where the material history of the painting can be read. By penetrating the matter thanks to scientific analyses, one can then find with accuracy what the eye cannot detect: the artist’s approaches, his gestures, the palette, pentimenti and trials that escape our gaze.

 

About the Speaker

Michael MenuDr. Michel Menu, Visiting Principal Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute.

Michel Menu is a Visiting Principal Research Scientist at the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute. He has a PhD in Physics/Optics and was from 2001 until 2021 head of the Research Department of the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF) in the Louvre Museum.

He has been the French coordinator of various projects which have developed the discipline of Heritage Science in France and in Europe.
He lead the Project Modigliani's Secrets (2018-2021) in which all the Modigliani's works kept in the French museums were analysed (Publication in press).

 

 


 


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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday, 7 April 2022
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Dr. Michel Menu, Visiting Principal Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute