Amédéo Modigliani was born in Livorno (Italy) on July 12th 1884. He was active in Paris from 1906.
It's in France that Modigliani's uncommon artistic career achieved itself, crowned with a sulfurous halo, but he found his own aesthetic ideals in the heart of the Italian cultural tradition: the idealization of beauty: the sanctification of models...
Towards 1909, the revelation of African Art as well as the encouragement of friends incited Modigliani to devote his time essentially to sculpting, which he then considered as his real creative craft.
A hieratic face, an unfathomable mask, this face (1911-1912) carved in stone block and kept at the Tate Gallery in London, proves up to what point he had grasped the power of shapes.
Reproduced by a wasted wax process, it adorns the clip of this precious galalythe pen.
Previously owned in good condition with some handling wear. Please look over images carefully prior to purchase. The pen includes its presentation box, and documentation.