Description 15 x 11 WatercolorCaryatid is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. The most famous Caryatids are celebrated examples found in the south porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis of Athens.All six Caryatids are the same height and build, and similarly attired and coiffed, but their faces, stance, draping, and hair are carved differently; the three on the left stand on their right knee, while the three on the right stand on their left knee. Their bulky, intricately arranged hairstyles serve the crucial purpose of providing static support to their necks, which would otherwise be the thinnest and structurally weakest part. The arms of the figures have unfortunately been lost.The Caryatids now on the Acropolis are copies, five of the originals reside in the Acropolis Museum of Athens and the other is in the British Museum, London.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.