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Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). Self-Portrait, 1919.
  • Published Date:
    Nov 2002
  • Source:
    Emerg Infect Dis. 8(11):1364.
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  • Alternative Title:
    Emerg Infect Dis
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    Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). Self-Portrait, 1919.

    Oil on canvas 100 cm x 65 cm.

    Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

    The famous self-portrait on this cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases, painted in 1919, just one year before Modigliani’s death, inspired writers who were captivated by its romanticism to speculate broadly about its meaning. Even though many of the interpretations are mostly conjecture, the length and thinness of the face, as well as its pallor and eerie calmness, may well be due to tuberculosis

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