Giorgio Morandi

Italian , 1890 - 1964

Born in Bologna in 1890, Giorgio Morandi worked in his father’s commercial office at the age of sixteen. In 1907 he enrolled at the Accademia di Bella Arti in Bologna, graduating in 1913. He was influenced by the Italian masters Paolo Uccello, Giotto, Masaccio and Piero della Francesca, also by Chardin, Corot and Cézanne. Morandi produced, almost exclusively, still lifes and landscapes, with th Read More e exception of a few self-portraits.

In 1914 Morandi exhibited at the second Rome Secession and, during the same year, he was appointed Instructor of Drawing for elementary schools in Bologna, a position he held until 1929. In 1915, he joined the Army, but was discharged as the result of a breakdown.

Morandi became affiliated with the journal, “Valori Plastici” in 1918 and his work was included in the group’s exhibition, which traveled throughout Germany in 1921. In the early 1920s, Morandi had abandoned the use of references to Metaphysical painting in his work and he began to focus on subtle gradations of hue, tone and objects arranged in a unifying atmospheric haze. In 1926 and 1929 Morandi showed in the “Novecento Italiano” exhibitions and in 1927 he exhibited at the “Seconda Esposizione dell’Incisione Moderna” in Florence.

Morandi was the Professor of Printmaking at the Accademia di Bella Arti in Bologna from 1930 to 1956, when he visited Paris for the very first time. Read Less
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Paesaggio

ca. 1930

Isselbacher Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

Campo di tennis ai Giardini Margherita a Bologna

1921

Stamperia d'Arte Berardinelli

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Paesaggio (Chiesanuova)

1924

Stamperia d'Arte Berardinelli

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Natura morta con quattro oggetti e tre bottiglie

1956

Stamperia d'Arte Berardinelli

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La strada bianca

1933

Stamperia d'Arte Berardinelli

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Le Tre Case

1929

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

$35,000 - $70,000