Caryatid Nude Woman by Modigliani illustrates a woman from behind turning to look at us in a striking poser. From this angle, her lengthy torso is a focus as well as her voluptuous curves. This stark contrast is enhanced by Modigliani's color choice, black and white, without other color details more true to the natural world.
- The painting has been adapted to the surface of a ceramic vase where one can display a beautiful flower bouquet.
- The vase has an uneven edge to emphasize the curve of the woman's head and elbow.
- Art vase is made from kiln-fired ceramic, color and gloss finish.
- Flowers pictured are not included.
- Measures 7.5 in H x 3 in W x 3 in D. Weight 0.8 lbs.
This vase is part of an art vase collection called Silhouette d'Art (PN SDA09). It is crafted from fine ceramic and decorated with a famous masterpiece painting. Vases are a cooperative effort between two European fine art manufacturers -- Parastone, a Dutch Art Company, and John Beswick, a British ceramic company. The famous art masterpieces are selected for their visual beauty and then applied to a special shaped vase design with a cut edge to enhance a design element from the painting.
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)
Amedeo Modigliani's work is recognized immediately by many people because of the typical elongated shapes often illustrating a female face or body. His paintings show his passion for sculpting, a craft which he had to give up in 1915 due to ill health. Modigliani 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. Modigliani had a short and eventful artistic life. 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 36, Modigliani left the world. His oeuvre shows a sincere, obsessive search for truth and purity within art.
Cariatide Painting by Modigliani (1913-1914)
In 1912, the art of sculpture seemed to have taken a heavy toll. Modigliani was completely exhausted by the heavy and dusty work. He was forced to devote his attentions once again to painting and was inspired by Chaim Soutine, his new neighbor. He was particularly impressed by the technique and definitive lines of this Lithuanian Impressionist. Modigliani chose the caryatid as the subject of his art on a number of occasions. Originally it was a pilaster in the form of a sculptured female figure, illustrating how sculpture continued to play a role in his paintings.