Still Life
On View In:
Gallery 376
Artist:   Giorgio Morandi  
Title:   Still Life  
Date:   1942  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (26.67 x 34.93 cm) (canvas)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan  
Location:   Gallery 376  

A tightly arranged group of boxes and vases sit on a table top represented only by a single line. Giorgio Morandi experimented with light and shadow falling across simple, geometric forms to create an abstract pattern. This work is characteristic of the still-life subjects that Morandi produced obsessively for more than forty years in his apartment in Bologna, Italy. His is an art of calm restraint in contrast to the other more flamboyant developments of modern art.

Name:   Morandi, Giorgio  
Nationality:   Italian  
Life Dates:   Italian, 1890 - 1964  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Date LR: [Morandi 1942]  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Still life.  
Creation Place:   Europe, Italy, , ,  
Accession #:   61.36.23  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts