Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Word of the Day: Modiglianiesque

This accentuated the Modiglianiesque quality 
established by her long neck and oval blue eyes 
and her habit of sitting to her full height, her head quizzically 
tilted and her hands palm downward in her lap.
            - Too Far to Go, John Updike

Portrait of Jeanne Heburterne, 
quizically tilted wife of Modigliani.