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Still Life

A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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  • A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.

Date:

1943

Artist:

Giorgio Morandi
Italian, 1890–1964

About this artwork

Giorgio Morandi was committed to the genre of still life, which was a staple of his art for more than 40 years. He said, “Nothing is more surreal … more abstract than reality.” Like Cézanne, Morandi explored the illusion of vision by depicting three dimensional objects so that they seem to be apparitions. The bowls and teacups seen here were drawn as flat shapes that seem light and ephemeral.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giorgio Morandi

Title

Still Life

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1943

Medium

Graphite on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated recto, lower right, in graphite: "Morandi 1943"; inscribed verso, in pen and brown ink, as part of Gallery stamp: "N. 3203 / 2"

Dimensions

247 x 330 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.987

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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