Giorgio Morandi, ‘Grande Natura Morta con la Lampada a Petrolio’, 1930, Osborne Samuel

Etching on Chine Colle printed in black on off-white wove paper watermarked 'PM Fabriano - Umbria Italy'

Signature: Signed lower right in pencil and numbered 11/40 lower left

Ref: Vitali 75

About Giorgio Morandi

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.

Italian, 1890-1964, Bologna, Italy

Group Shows

2014
Galleria de' Foscherari, 
Bologna,
2012
Partners & Mucciaccia, 
Singapore,
From Picasso to the New Roman School, the never ending cult of beauty in contemporary art
2011
Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano, 
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy,
L'Unità dell'Arte Italiana nella Diversità delle Regioni - Regioni e Testimonianze d'Italia
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