Still Life with Bottle and Glasses

1945/55, Giorgio Morandi

  • © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF, Foto: Peter Schälchli, Zürich
    Giorgio Morandi, Stlill Life with Bottle and Glasses, 1945/55
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Rau Collection for UNICEF, Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zurich

About the Work

Oil on canvas

30.3 x 45 cm

Giorgio Morandi remained true to his hometown of Bologna throughout the course of his life. It was here that he attended the academy of arts, at which he would later also teach. He was always well informed about current artistic trends, including Futurism and Pittura Metafisica. He was profoundly influenced by Renoir and Cézanne. This painting from the Rau Collection for UNICEF is one of the 800 still lifes that Morandi painted between 1940 and his death. The subjects always consist of perfectly ordinary objects in his own possession: bottles, cans and glasses intended for everyday use. The clarity of his compositions and their simple, meditative peacefulness dominate these paintings.

Giorgio Morandi was born in Bologna in 1890 and died there in 1964.

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