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Amedeo Modigliani, Italian, 1884 - 1920

Made in France, Europe

c. 1914

Blue crayon, on beige wove paper

Sheet: 25 11/16 x 19 1/2 inches (65.2 x 49.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur Wiesenberger, 1943

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Modigliani settled in Paris in 1906 and participated in the lively artistic scene centered around the famous Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre, a complex of studios that included those of Picasso, Juan Gris, and Kees van Dongen. This study of a caryatid, perhaps for a sculpture that was never executed, shows the influence of the African masks that so fascinated many avant-garde artists of the time.