Giorgio Morandi

Italian, 1890–1964

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Giorgio Morandi

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Italian, 1890–1964

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Painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi established his eminent reputation on subtle, tonal still lifes of everyday household objects. Deliberately painting the unremarkable, such as bottles, nondescript vases, and small pots, Morandi centered his practice on intense concentration and compositional balance. “I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that communicates a sense of tranquility and privacy, moods which I have always valued above all else,” he once said. Before defining his signature style, Morandi drew heavily from Carlo Carrà and Pittura Metafisica.

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$4m, Christie's, 2018
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Tate, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Biography

Painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi established his eminent reputation on subtle, tonal still lifes of everyday household objects. Deliberately painting the unremarkable, such as bottles, nondescript vases, and small pots, Morandi centered his practice on intense concentration and compositional balance. “I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that communicates a sense of tranquility and privacy, moods which I have always valued above all else,” he once said. Before defining his signature style, Morandi drew heavily from Carlo Carrà and Pittura Metafisica.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$4m, Christie's, 2018
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Giorgio Morandi
Giorgio Morandi’s Beloved Still Lifes Have Unsettling Ties to 20th-Century Fascism
Oct 22nd, 2018
Giorgio Morandi’s Beloved Still Lifes Have Unsettling Ties to 20th-Century Fascism
Giorgio Morandi and Sean Scully Inspire a Show That Celebrates the “Resistance and Persistence” of Art
Jan 11th, 2016
Giorgio Morandi and Sean Scully Inspire a Show That Celebrates the “Resistance and Persistence” of Art
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