We attended the official opening of a unique exhibition with the work of the famous 20th century Italian printer, Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964).
“The exhibition focuses on the artist’s rarely seen works from the 1930s—the decade when Morandi reached full artistic maturity and developed his distinctive pictorial language.”
There are over 50 paintings, etchings and drawings being featured at the Center for Italian Modern Art, a nonprofit organization located on Broome Street.
If you’ve never heard of Giorgio Morandi, it’s ok, but you most likely have seen his work. He was born in Bologia, Italy and has focused his entire career painting still life objects like vases, pots, bowls, extending into flowers and landscape. You might also see a hand full of self portraits too.
His art work is very simplistic, the earthy tones. This surely made him a visionary of the Minimalism that started post World War II, around the 1960’s and 70’s. He paints (and repaints), several times these objects, paying close attention to the light aspects.
During his life, he drew over 130 etchings and painted over 1,300 oil paintings, that is surely a remarkable number.
These fascinating art works have not been seen in the U.S. for over half a century and are definitely a must-see!
Tickets can be bought online, through their website – they cost a symbolic $10.
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Visits happen on Friday’s and Saturday’s at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
Location: 421 Broome Street, 4th Floor.