Amedeo Modigliani 1884-1920 BACK

watercolour 34x27cm
Private Collection

Modigliani's work as a sculptor was enormously beneficial to his painting. It was through sculpture that he formally arrived at reduction, linearity and abstraction, the components of his own personal, homogeneous pictorial language. This is demonstrated above all by his many drawings of caryatids. Modigliani used this motif from Antiquity to develop his linear style, whereby the softly curving contours of his forms and the emphasis of the two-dimensional became his trademarks. It is very noticeable that these rounded forms seem to be a deliberate counter-position to the angular, geometric forms of the Cubists. Instead of faceted objects, Modigliani used

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