About the artist
Born in Bologna on July 20, 1890, Giorgio Morandi was a well known Italian artist who died in his hometown on June 18, 1964. Despite his brief dalliances with Futurism and Metaphysical Painting, Morandi largely distanced himself from the modern art movements of his time. Initially, he primarily produced landscapes, later shifting his focus to still life work in the 1940s. Morandi's style was unique, with a penchant for understated colour combinations and a restricted palette, devoid of literary or symbolic elements. He had a distinctive, softer Purism style, with a touch of warmth and intimacy, largely influenced by his admiration for Cézanne. Post-World War II, Morandi's work was internationally acclaimed and had a profound impact on younger Italian artists due to its poetic essence and keen focus on aesthetic principles.