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Giorgio Morandi

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450,000 - 650,000 USD
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Description


  • Natura morta
  • Signed Morandi (lower left)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 12 by 14 in.
  • 30.3 by 35.8 cm

Provenance

Galleria del Milione, Milan

Galleria La Nuova Pesa, Rome

Private Collection, Rome

MDG Fine Arts Ltd., London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Bielefeld, Städtische Kunsthalle, Giorgio Morandi, 1964, no. 7, illustrated in the catalogue

Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein, Giorgio Morandi, 1964, no. 27

Wuppertal, Kunst und Museumverein, Giorgio Morandi, Gemälde, Aquarellen, Druckgrafik, 1965, no. 7, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Lamberto Vitali, Morandi, Dipinti, catalogo generale, volume primo, 1948/1964, Milan, 1994, no. 1319, illustrated

Catalogue Note

The use of simple everyday objects allows the artist to focus his attention on the pictorial elements of space, light, color and form. The present work from 1963 displays a range of shapes, in which each object is distinctly different from the others. Tightly grouped together, they are arranged at varying distances from the viewer, partially overlapping and shadowing each other, thus forming a dynamic composition in which the eye is lead in a curving line from the smallest element in the front to the tea pot in the back. Their placement in the center of the canvas, with the tallest object partially obscured, adds to the tension of this outstanding composition.

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