Modigliani masterpiece on display at Ulster Museum

World famous painting goes on display after being loaned by the Courtauld Institute in London.

Female Nude, 1916′ by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani is on loan from the Courtauld Gallery, London.

When the painting was initially shown in Paris a century ago it created a scandal.

An exhibition containing it and a number of other Modigliani nudes was closed by the French police.

However, the reception for the masterpiece on its first day of public display in Belfast was much warmer.

“Of all the various nudes that he did, this is one of the most important,” one early viewer told BBC News NI.[ . . . ]

“There’s an immediacy and physicality” says senior curator Anne Stewart

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