A MODIGLIANI MASTERPIECE AT CA' PESARO. 'La femme à l'éventail' from the Musée d'Art Modernede la Ville de Paris.
Painted in 1919, shortly before the artist’s death, La femme à l’éventail – one of the masterpieces from the Paris Musée d’Art Moderne – is one of the numerous portraits that Modigliani painted of his friend and confidante, Lunia Czechowska.
A clear example of his late style, it reflects the influence of Cubism and of the artist’s own explorations of the medium of sculpture in the years 1911-1913.
This loan, which will see the painting on display in Venice up to 30 April 2006, is part of the collaboration between the Venice Museum Authority and the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, which – in exchange – will be displaying Pierre Bonnard’s painting, Nude at a Mirror, which normally hangs in Ca’ Pesaro.