12” x 16”
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
READ THIS article (and study the pictures) to get to know Giorgio Morandi and his fascination with still life. Think about HIS explorations with THIS subject as you think about what YOU want to make art about....
New article: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/arts/design/19mora.html?
Watch this short video - it's an old exhibit but the info. and images are still relevant.
1. Look carefully and thoughtfully at Morandi's work. What words or phrases come to mind? What feeling do you get from the composition, colors, and the work in general?
2. List the artists who inspired Morandi. What did he take from these artists, in order to finally develop his own style?
3. He called himself a "monk" and others agreed with this nickname, also calling him a "zen master"....why?
CURIOUS? Here's more:
Morandi @ MoMA
Morandi @ TATE