Jonas Netter was a brilliant collector of some of the most beautiful masterpieces by the young Modigliani, along with several highly significant works of the Ecole de Paris.
The 14 works by Modigliani from the Netter collection that form part of the exhibition include, the portrait Fillette en Bleu (1918); the portrait of Chaïm Soutine (1916); the portrait Elvire au col blanc (Elvire à la collerette) painted between 1918 and 1919 and the Jeune fille rousse (Jeanne Hébuterne) of 1919, a three-quarter portrait of the beautiful Jeanne Hébuterne who observes the viewer with a natural yet elegant pose and captivating deep blue eyes.
Paul Alexandre, the other collector, supported Modigliani on his arrival in Paris and during his Caryatids sculptural project, as well as during his return to Livorno in 1909 and 1913. The 12 drawings from the Alexandre collection, include a number of Caryatids such as the Cariatide (bleue) of 1913.
Along with the works by Modigliani, over one hundred other masterpieces, which Jonas Netter began collecting in 1915, will also be exhibited. These are representative of the great Ecole de Paris and include works by: Chaïm Soutine, such as L'Escalier rouge à Cagnes, La Folle, L'Homme au chapeau and Autoportrait au rideau, painted between 1917 and 1920; Maurice Utrillo such as Place de l'église à Montmagny, Rue Marcadet à Paris and Paysage de Corse; Suzanne Valadon such as Trois nus à la campagne, Andrè Derain's Le Grand Bagneuses, St.Tropez and Portrait d’homme (Jonas Netter), Moïse Kisling, the Polish artist who left us one of the most emblematic portraits of the Jonas Netter collection.
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