Natura Morta by Giorgio Morandi


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Natura Morta by Giorgio Morandi Natura Morta by Giorgio Morandi

Title: Natura Morta

Artist: Giorgio Morandi (1890 – 1964)

Nationality: Italian

Completion Date: 1946

Style: Magic Realism

Genre: Still Life

Media: Oil on Canvas

Location: Tate Gallery, London

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.

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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