Events: December 9, 2017

‘Modigliani Unmasked’

Like many of his peers, Modigliani became fascinated by primitivism, African masks, Egyptian statues, and the 'Khmer' Buddhas of Cambodia. At the Jewish Museum in New York, an array of caryatid sketches are accompanied by stylized drawings of heads whose facial geometry seems almost obsessively serene, an unobtainable ideal.