I am ashamed of my very long silence. I had never neglected my blog for such a long time, but going back to a more normal lifestyle after the birth of our daughter in January has proved quite challenging! Days seem way shorter than they used to be. The little time left “free” by the kids has to be dedicated to work, and my poor blog has remained silent. Now that our son has started going to school (yes… I know… time flies and I cannot believe myself that Liam is already in pre-school!), and that we have started hosting an aupair girl, who really helps with the kids, I hope to be able to go back to posting more regularly.
I have decided to write this post because there is something I am really excited about: the new exhibit at Palazzo Blu opening on October 3, “Amedeo Modigliani et ses amis“. The exhibit will run from October 3, 2014 to February 15, 2015 and will cover the artistic journey of this amazing artist, from his beginnings in Livorno to his years in Paris. The exhibit will also include a selection of Modigliani’s sculptures as well as some sculptures and photos by some of his contemporaries, such as brilliant Constantin Brancusi.
At the same time, the museum of San Matteo will host an exhibit dedicated to the famous “fakes“: three “heads” that some students sculpted 30 years ago as a practical joke and which fooled the art world until the “sculptors” actually revealed the truth. It was a big scandal, and it contributed to Modigliani’s fame almost as much as his authentic work! I have meant to go back to Museo Nazionale di San Matteo for quite a while now, and this will be the perfect opportunity to do so.
“Amedeo Modigliani et ses amis” will be open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The entrance is 10 euros with audioguide. For visitors under 25 and over 65 and disabled people the entrance fee is 8,50 euros.
The entrance to the Museum of San Matteo is 5 euros (2,50 euros for young people between 18 and 25, free for visitors under 18).
If you want to know more about Modigliani, you could watch this movie.
For a less fictional introduction to the artist’s work, you can watch this video which shows his masterpieces.
If you decide to spend a few days in Pisa and visit the exhibit, check out our vacation rental apartment in Pisa, Behind the Tower.