By Amedeo Modigliani SKU:70776

Amedeo Modigliani's 'Caryatid' is a profoundly special painting created in 1913. This artwork holds significant value due to its unique subject matter and Modigliani's distinctive style. The painting depicts a female figure in a supporting pose, reminiscent of ancient Greek architectural caryatids. Modigliani's portrayal of the caryatid exudes elegance, capturing the essence of both human and architectural strength. The elongated forms, simplified features, and emotive presence make 'Caryatid' an exceptional piece. It showcases Modigliani's ability to blend classical influences with his own modernist approach, making it a remarkable and timeless contribution to the art world.

68 cm

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Title: Amedeo Modigliani’s Transcendent Masterpiece ‘Caryatid’

Year Painted: 1913

Amedeo Modigliani, the celebrated Italian artist of the early 20th century, created a profoundly special painting known as ‘Caryatid’ that continues to captivate art enthusiasts and critics to this day.

Painted in 1913, ‘Caryatid’ holds immense artistic and historical significance. The painting depicts a female figure in a supporting pose, reminiscent of the ancient Greek architectural caryatids that adorned temples and buildings. Modigliani’s interpretation of the caryatid reflects his mastery in blending classical influences with his own modernist approach.

What makes ‘Caryatid’ truly exceptional is the mesmerizing combination of strength and grace that emanates from the painting. The elongated forms, characteristic of Modigliani’s style, accentuate the figure’s elegance and convey a sense of timeless beauty. The simplified facial features draw attention to the figure’s expression, leaving room for personal interpretation and connection.

The year of 1913 marks a crucial point in Modigliani’s artistic journey. It was during this period that he transitioned from a more traditional style to a distinct and innovative approach that would come to define his work. ‘Caryatid’ exemplifies this pivotal moment, showcasing Modigliani’s artistic evolution and his ability to push the boundaries of artistic expression.

The painting’s significance also lies in its ability to transcend time and place. While inspired by ancient Greek architecture, ‘Caryatid’ possesses a universal quality that speaks to the enduring human experience. The figure’s supporting pose serves as a metaphor for the resilience and strength inherent in humanity, making the painting resonate on a deeply emotional level.

Modigliani’s ‘Caryatid’ showcases his extraordinary talent for capturing the essence of his subjects while infusing them with a unique sense of modernity. The painting invites viewers to contemplate the intersection of past and present, tradition and innovation, strength and vulnerability.

In conclusion, Amedeo Modigliani’s ‘Caryatid’ is a transcendent masterpiece that exemplifies the artist’s ability to blend classical influences with his own modernist vision. Painted in 1913, this extraordinary work continues to captivate with its elegant and powerful portrayal of a caryatid figure. ‘Caryatid’ stands as a testament to Modigliani’s artistic genius and his ability to evoke deep emotions and connections through his art. Its enduring appeal and timeless significance make it a truly special painting in the art world.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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