Caryatid Figure Abstract Woman Modern Seated Nude Statue by Modigliani 5.75HPN# MO05
This charming small statue shows a nude woman looking down over her shoulder with her arms raised and legs crossed. It is classical representation of female beauty made modern by the angular shapes so characteristic of Modigliani's works. Modigliani chose the caryatid as the subject of his art on a number of occasions. Originally the Caryatid (Kariatide, 1913) was a pilaster in the form of a sculptured female nude figure figure, illustrating how sculpture continued to play a role in his paintings.
- This sculpture reproduction is an adaptation from Modigliani's Kariatide painting of 1913 as part of the highly collectible museum collection made by Parastone. (PN MO05)
- Material : Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish.
- Included : Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.
- Dimensions : 5 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 2 3/8 in. Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Amedeo Modigliani's work is recognized immediately by many people because of the typical elongated shapes. His paintings show his passion for sculpting, a craft which he had to give up in 1915 due to ill health. He was born in the Tuscan town of Livorno and received his academic education in Florence and Venice. In 1906 he established himself in the famous Montmartre area in Paris, where his talent was instantly recognized by the East European avant-garde. He had a short and eventful artistic life (1884-1920), he was extremely driven and longed for recognition. But his life was also marked by alcoholism, metaphysical fears and progressive tuberculosis. At the age of forty, Modigliani left the world an oeuvre that shows a sincere, obsessive search for truth and purity within art.
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