The Easel

Modigliani packs a powerful, emotional punch – Tate Modern, review

Modigliani’s graceful, sensual portraits are instantly recognizable. Are they truly innovative or simply romanticism with a modernist veneer? Did he do more than draw inspiration from contemporary greats – Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse? The doubts persist. “His entire art hangs on the brink of corniness, but you’re charmed into submission by paintings which … are very easy to enjoy.” More images are here.