Giorgio Morandi Still Life 1946

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Artwork details

Artist
Giorgio Morandi 1890–1964
Title
Still Life
Natura morta
Date 1946
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 375 x 457 mm
frame: 533 x 613 x 65 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Studio d'Arte Palma, Rome 1947
Reference
N05782
Not on display

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Morandi repeatedly painted the same selection of familiar items, including bottles, bowls, pots and boxes. In his paintings, they lose their domestic purpose, to become sculptural objects that invite meditation and contemplation. Through repeated scrutiny of these simple items, Morandi created a sense of timelessness. However, his fondness for the earthy colours of his native Bologna helps to anchor such works in the artist's own life and surroundings.

September 2004

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