I’ll take 20th century European artists for $300 Posted on July 5, 2012 by Exile on Pain Street Dear Exile on Pain Street: Repeat after me. Giacometti Modigliani Giacometti Modigliani Jesus! Will I ever stop confusing these two? Is it just me? Don’t answer that. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
No, I get them confused as well.Actially though I’ve heard the names, I thought Giacometti was an actor and Modigliani was a house painter from Trenton.
I had some giacometti with veal and a nice chianti for dinner tonight.
i kinda like the stick people…(and THAT is the extent of my ability to comment on art)
300 dollars might buy you a small shard of Giacomettian toenail.
TSB: Are you just saying that to make me feel less retarded? How thoughtful of you.HIF: Here’s another one: I said “giacometti” and someone replied, “gesundheit!” I’m here all week. Tip your waitress.daisy: Your comments are just as valid as anyone else’s. Even those dolts at Art News. looby: But it would increase in value, one would presume.
Well, if Art News fires you as their critic you can always be a stand-up comic. (I think a lot of people get confused. It’s the Italian names.)
no…i dont confuse them. G. was a pretty dominant part of my art education…where it feels like M. was just skimmed over. Both are lovely however…both influenced by the infusion of non-western anthropological artifacts flooding Europe at the time. (of course, this was due to the rampant colonialism and the ransacking of “primitive” cultures in African and Asia, but…I digress)Picasso’s “The Ladies of Avingon” is a great transitional piece since some of the women’s bodies are still rendered in classical Western manners while faces of others almost look like African masks….
I do too. i love ’em.
Absolutely. I always think they are both the same artist, and his name is Modigliani. Poor Giacometti.