Step into 20th century Paris through Modigliani and virtual reality at Tate Modern

Sunday 3rd December 2017 9:29 am posted in Culture, Places to go

Modigliani exhibition at tate

Immerse yourself in the provocative art of Paris in the early 1900s in a major exhibit of the works of Amedeo Modigliani, running through 2 April 2018 at the Tate Modern.

In addition to a splendid collection of Modigliani’s paintings and sculptures — including an unprecedented “reunion” of 12 of his most famous nudes — the exhibit also features sculptures and some of the artist’s most intense portraits, including those of his intimates, Picasso, Brancusi and longtime partner, Jeanne Hébuterne.

Some visitors will be able to share in a completely immersive virtual reality experience, “The Ochre Atelier,” transported through state-of-the art technology from HTC Vive to early 20th century Paris and a replica of Modigliani’s final studio. Tickets for this feature will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis on the hour and half-hour at the entrance to the exhibition.

As always, over the course of the exhibit, special lectures and other programming is scheduled to deepen the understanding of Modigliani’s short and complicated life as a darling of the Bohemians, the controversy surrounding his work, and his unique style, employing strong brushstrokes and deft curves.

One offering is a two-weekend workshop by the artist Richard Burger, where participants will draw and paint using life models and their explorations of Modigliani’s work in the exhibit.

For more on the and to book tickets to the exhibit and related features, click here.

Visit the porter’s desk at Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation to arrange transportation to the Tate, which is situated across the Thames at Bankside. You can make a day (or more) of it, visiting Modigliani and the standing exhibits, sipping tea or dining at the café with a breathtaking view of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the sweep of London, taking in a film, drawing at a bank of digital sketch pads, and shopping for posters, prints, accessories and more art-related items.