Giorgio Morandi Still Life with Very Fine Hatching 1933

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Artist
Giorgio Morandi 1890–1964
Title
Still Life with Very Fine Hatching
Natura morta a tratti sottilissimi
Date 1933
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 248 x 238 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Senor and Senora Jose Luis Plaza 1979
Reference
P01920
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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From a very early stage, Morandi committed himself to still life subjects. He used a stock of bottles, jugs, tins and boxes that he kept in his studio and worked from over a period of almost fifty years. The way light objects press up against dark in Still Life with Very Fine Hatching is emphasised by the close-up viewpoint. All distractions are excluded. The everyday container becomes an object of contemplation, a vessel for the viewer's own imagination.

August 2004

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