Morandi at the Estorick Collection

Entrance 5£ - for a group over 10 I will have to book, says the website.

This is quite far in the future, please note that details could change. For example in case of a World War III.


 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art exhibition page

This exhibition is a career-spanning selection of 80 meditative landscapes and intimate still lifes by the master of poetic understatement. Morandi’s beloved Grizzana landscape will also be explored in an accompanying exhibition of stunning reworked Polaroid photographs by Nino Migliori.

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.

Throughout his career, Morandi concentrated almost exclusively on still lifes and landscapes, except for a few self-portraits. With great sensitivity to tone, color, and compositional balance, he would depict the same familiar bottles and vases again and again in paintings notable for their simplicity of execution.

Morandi was perceived as one of the few Italian artists of his generation to have escaped the taint of Fascism, and to have evolved a style of pure pictorial values congenial to modernist abstraction. Through his simple and repetitive motifs and economical use of color, value and surface, Morandi became a prescient and important forerunner of Minimalism.

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    A former member

    An intersting exhibition and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

    January 20, 2013

  • Richard L.

    Just as Caroline says, and I enjoyed the bar afterwards too.

    January 20, 2013

  • Richard L.

    Looking forward to my first Meetup event!

    January 17, 2013

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