Natura morta, 1920
Olio su tavola, 30,5 x 44,5 cm
Museo Morandi, Bologna
La dolce vita
di Federico Fellini
Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) is one of the most distinguishable and yet most enigmatic artists of the twentieth century. Known in particular for his works, created with bottles and simple objects, Morandi is also renowned for his meticulous artistic research as well as the process of deep investigation he carried along his entire life.
This exhibition, throughout a corpus of approximately one hundred works, traces a line along the most significant moments of Morandi's production; moreover, documenting the techniques and the themes experimented during his career, this exhibition provides an overview of the artist's ability in creating volumes, lights, and the atmospheric qualities with a rather modern language.
The exhibition presents also works by other artists, whose works and artistic expressions have been influenced by Giorgio Morandi. Engaging a dialogue with these of Giorgio Morandi, works by Staurt Arends, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Lawrence Carroll, Craigie Horsfield, Franco Vimercati and Rachel Whiteread emphasize the extraordinary modernity of Giorgio Morandi, pioneer and inspiration for many generations.