“Caryatid” means a sculptured female figure used as a column or a pillar in architectural works. The caryatid in this painting exemplifies Modigliani’s personal language characterized by strong linear rhythms, simple and elongated forms and verticality. Like me, Modigliani had no roots. He was in the place of his ideas, in a timeless time. He built a victorious image without fighting, as it was for others, even Picasso. And he paid for the purity of his image and ideas with the curse of life.