Caryatid in the Form a Standing Nude (ca. 1912)
At a young age, Modigliani traveled to the store quarries of Carrara to become skilled in the art of sculpting. Later he got fascinated by the traditional sculptures from Africa and Oceania. As far as we know, Modigliani made 24 sculpted heads, and only two complete human figures which both have the characteristics of a caryatid. The original sculpture made from limestone is 1.6 meters tall, the largest one he ever made. It shows a mixture of archaic styles, ranging from Cycladic to Cambodian.
Reproduction of Modigliani's Statue of a Nude
measures: 11"H x 2.5"W x 2.25"D. It is made from resin with a stone finish. Comes with a description card in multiple languages. Part of the Parastone Museum Collection
of museum statues, painting adaptations and cultural artifacts.Modigliani (1884 - 1920)
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.