Modigliani in Sardinia and the Borgo Sant’Angelo estate. The painter would have spent long periods in Grugua, At Buggerruand in Sant’Angelo, a hamlet of Fluminimaggiore.
Modigliani in Sardinia and the Borgo Sant’Angelo estate
As reported by Ansa.it, the Tuscan artist would have stayed several times in Sardinia. The painter belongs to a family of entrepreneurs engaged in mining and timber exploitation. The period in which the young man is likely Modì frequented Sardinia would be between 1896 and 1901. The Modigliani at the beginning of the twentieth century leave the island following the failure of their entrepreneurial activities.
In Sardinia the Modigliani’s own the Grugua estate, near Buggerru, in the Iglesiente area. Furthermore, they are the owners of an elegant building in Sant’Angelo, a hamlet of Fluminimaggiore. This building, which bears the date of construction 1914, is said villa Alice. It is a multi-storey building, surrounded by greenery but currently abandoned. Inside you can see multiple fireplaces, a marble tub and little else.
The king would also have stayed in this house Vittorio Emanuele III. The memory of his visit is a bust that represents him, placed in the driveway of the house.
Modigliani: the portrait of Medea
There are no official documents certifying the presence of the famous painter in Sardinia. However, there are some traces that would confirm this thesis. The main clue is represented by the drawing dedicated to Medea Shut up, whose full name was Norma Medea. The young woman was the daughter of the hotel’s owners Iglesias The golden rooster, also frequented by the Modigliani. It would seem that during some refreshments, Amedeo and Medea had made friends. The girl died very young and in memory of her, according to some reconstructions, Amedeo would have made her profile immortal in a sketch. However, it should be pointed out that not all art critics agree in attributing this work to Modigliani. The oil on canvas, kept by the heirs of the young woman, would have been painted a few years after the premature death of the young woman, caused by a tuberculous meningitis.
Today, the Taci hotel no longer exists and the structure has become a home.