HIGHLIGHTS: CARYATIDS

The caryatid is a classical Greek architectural element depicting a human figure supporting a weight. Many of Modigliani's dazzling works on paper are drawings and watercolors of caryatids. Modigliani imbues them with a vaguely Egyptian feel: the figure is seen in a flat graphic style that makes it seem like a hieroglyphic. The Caryatids also have an emotional intensity unusual for this traditionally static architectural element.

 

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Rose Caryatid with Blue Border, ca. 1913
Private Collection