Giorgio Morandi

1890–1964

Giorgio Morandi, ‘Still Life’ 1946
Still Life 1946
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Giorgio Morandi (July 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. His paintings are noted for their tonal subtlety in depicting apparently simple subjects, which were limited mainly to vases, bottles, bowls, flowers and landscapes.

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Sean Scully on Giorgio Morandi

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