Curatorial Associate Danielle Bennett will introduce the history and types of Cycladic figures in the Menil Collection by focusing on the three varieties on view: Violin, Spedos, and Dokithismata. Produced primarily in the 3rd millennium BCE in the Cycladic islands, these abstract marble figures represent reclining female forms and even included painted details. Despite their antiquity, the figures inspired modern artists, such as Brancusi, Modiglini, Picasso and Chryssa, and continue to attract admirers today.
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