caryatid caryatid

Definition(s):

  • (n) a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

Usage(s):

  1. The folds and pleats of her costume, intensely formal, suggest a caryatid--but a caryatid with nothing at all to support and nothing whatever to do.
  2. The painted portrait is a form that, like blank-verse drama in the theater or the caryatid in architecture, would seem to be on its last legs.

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  • CES 2014: 3-D Scanners are a Logical Next Step After 3-D Printers

    A number of companies are either selling or preparing to sell 3-D scanners. Aside from fun (but interesting) uses, like duplicating chess pieces or possibly reproducing a miniature of Rodin's famous sculpture, Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone, Matterform anticipates archeologists reproducing artifacts so that students can study them without handling the precious originals. This video is an ...
    on January 15, 2014     Source: Slashdot

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