Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 33/40, with wide margins, possibly the full sheet, a short tear in the upper left margin, adhesive staining along the left sheet edge, pale light- and mount staining in the margins, framed.
Plate 245 x 349 mm., Sheet 347 x 495 mm.
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Vitali 31; Cordaro 1927 2
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