Thursday, February 3

"Mirrors of the Soul"

"The eyes - "mirrors of the soul" - play an unusually important role in the work of the Symbolist painters. Weather closed as in sleep, open or blind, they are always a visionary organ, one which can be directed both outwards and inwards...
...the eyes of his sitters also take on the visionary role...
...the silent introversion and the depersonalised visage, in 
which all subjectivity has been relinquished for an expression beyond all individualism, characterise Modigliani's later portraits and document his lasting intellectual connection to Symbolist painting." D. Krystof

Modigliani, by Doris Krystof