Morandi, 1890-1964 : Nothing Is More Abstract Than Reality

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  • Copyright: 2008-09-16
  • Publisher: Skira
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This volume showcases 116 masterpieces arranged into the four major themes that characterize Giorgio Morandi's work: self portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and flowers. The collection represents all the various expressive techniques used by Morandi over the years, including paint, etching, drawing and watercolor.The volume is the catalog of an outstanding exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum in New York and by the Museo d'Arte Moderna in Bologna. The exhibition will be open in New York from September 16 to December 14, 2008 and in Bologna from January 22 to April 12, 2009.The exhibition and the catalog also contain a number of photographs of Morandi's studio and quotes from his admirers, as well as the memorable 1958 interview with Edouard Roditi.

Author Biography

Maria Cristina Bandera is Director of the Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi a Firenze. Renato Miracco is the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. Janet Abramowicz was a Senior Lecturer for twenty years in the Department of Fine Arts at Harvard University. Flavio Fergonzi is a Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Udine. Maria Mimita Lamberti is a Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Torino. Neville Rowley is currently doing a PhD at the Sorbonne, where he taught for three years. Lorenza Selleri is Curator at the Museo Morandi, Bologna.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 16
Forewordp. 18
Introductionp. 21
Giorgio Morandi Todayp. 24
On Some of Giorgio Morandi's Visual Sourcesp. 46
1913-1920p. 67
A "Light without Color": Giorgio Morandi and Piero della Francescap. 106
A World in Black and White: The Imagery and Technique of Morandi's Etchingsp. 118
1920-1940p. 131
Morandi on Either Side of the Atlantic. Critics, Collectors, and Dealers in Europe and the Americasp. 174
1940-1951p. 187
Giorgio Morandi: The Times and Antinomies of a Legendp. 244
1951-1956p. 259
Nothing Is More Abstract Than Realityp. 290
1956-1964p. 307
My First Morandip. 342
Appendixp. 345
Autobiographyp. 346
Italian Artists: Giorgio Morandip. 348
From Columbia University to Via Fondazza Peppino Mangravite Interviews Giorgio Morandip. 349
Giorgio Morandip. 351
Biographical Outlinep. 361
Essential Bibliographyp. 363
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