“Modigliani: Becoming a Sculptor in the School of Paris” with Cathy Corbett

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium, The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States

“Modigliani: Becoming a Sculptor in the School of Paris” with Cathy Corbett On-Site & Online Talk | Member Appreciation Days

Modigliani’s carved stone heads are instantly recognizable, but the circumstances in which they were made are often overlooked. This talk focuses on Modigliani’s time as a sculptor in Paris when he lived alongside other émigré sculptors whose work was also bought by Dr. Barnes. Art historian Cathy Corbett considers why Modigliani gave up carving after little more than two years, when his later biographers believed that he had seen himself first and foremost as a sculptor. Members are invited to join us on-site in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium or online via livestream. Online registrants will be emailed a link to access the talk on Thursday, December 15.

Speaker: Cathy Corbett

Corbett earned a PhD at the Courtauld Institute, London, on the 20th-century Belarusian sculptor Ossip Zadkine. She wrote the essay “Ossip Zadkine: The Reinvention of an Émigré Sculptor” for the exhibition catalogue for Zadkine by the Sea (The Hague, 2018). She contributed an essay on Modigliani’s sculpture, “Modigliani and the Salon d’Automne, 1912” for the 2017 Tate London Modigliani exhibition catalogue. She currently works at the Courtauld Gallery, undertaking research on Paul Gauguin’s manuscript Avant et Après.

Event Type: 
Guest Speaker
Arts and Culture