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Amedeo Modigliani, Blue Caryatid (recto)
 
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TITLE:  Blue Caryatid (recto)
ARTIST:  Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884–1920)
WORK DATE:  circa 1912
CATEGORY:  Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)
MATERIALS:  Blue crayon
SIZE:  h: 43.8 x w: 26.6 cm / h: 17.2 x w: 10.5 in
STYLE:  Modern
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Richard Nathanson Impressionist & 20th Century Art  +44 (0)20 8788 2718  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Of the 448 drawings reproduced in The Unknown Modigliani, only eight female nudes are drawn in blue crayon. Blue Caryatid with its pure and delicate line is one of the most beautiful.

This drawing relates to Modigliani’s massive, lyrical Caryatid sculpture – his only crouching Caryatid sculpture. In its sensuality, rounded form and physiognomy, Blue Caryatid anticipates remarkably the 1917 Nude.

PROVENANCE:  Dr Paul Alexandre, Paris, to whom it was given by Modigliani.
By descent to the present owner.
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Richard Nathanson Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Reproduced: Full page, The Unknown Modigliani, Noël Alexandre, Recto - Page 373
The above book, written by Paul Alexandre’s youngest son Noël, is dedicated: 'To my friend Richard Nathanson whose enthusiasm and artistic sensibility have encouraged me to publish this account.'
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Modigliani Drawings from The Collection of Paul Alexandre at:
Venice, Palazzo Grassi, September 1993 – January 1994.
Tokyo, Ueno Royal Museum, October – December 1994.
Montreal, Museum of Fine Art, February – April 1996.
Rouen, Museum of Fine Arts, July – October 1996.
St Tropez, Musée L’Annonciade, Modigliani, July – 18th October 2010.
 
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