Giorgio Morandi

1890–1964

Giorgio Morandi, ‘Still Life’ 1946
Still Life 1946
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In Tate Modern

Biography

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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Artworks

Artist as subject

Film and audio

  • Sean Scully on Giorgio Morandi

    Sean Scully uses his essay Giorgio Morandi: Resistance and Persistence, published by Merrell, as a starting point to describe links ...

Features

  • Art Term

    Il Novecento Italiano

    Il Novecento Italiano was an Italian group formed in 1922 with the aim of reviving the tradition of large format ...
  • Tate Papers

    Dust and Doubt: The Deserts and Galaxies of Vija Celmins

    Stephanie Straine

    This article considers one work on paper by Vija Celmins in the ARTIST ROOMS collection: Untitled (Desert–Galaxy) 1974. In a ...
  • Tate Etc

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    Rob Young , Alice Channer , None and Rabih Mroué

    Individual reflections on a work in the Tate collection
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    Thinking drawing: Vija Celmins

    Simon Grant1 and Vija Celmins

    Vija Celmins was born in Latvia in 1938, fled with her family to Germany in advance of the Soviet army ...

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