Art For Well Beings Welcomes the New Year, 2013

…Unwinding from 2012 we begin 2013 with the subtle, calm inspiration of the Italian painter and etcher,  Giorgio Morandi.

Morandi bottles

Morandi bottles

Giorgio Morandi was born July 20, 1890 in Bologna, Italy and died there also, on June 18, 1964. He first exhibited his paintings with the Futurists and was closely associated with the Metaphysical painter however he is not identified with either school.  Repeatedly he returned to the simple, geometric still lifes of bottles, jars, and boxes and by returning to the same subject matter, he was able to move past content to an exploration of pure form (i.e., line, colour, shape). His contemplative approach gave his landscapes and still lifes a delicacy of tone and subtlety of design. As instructor of etching at Bologna’s Academy of Fine Arts (1930-56), he had a profound influence on Italian graphic artists.

Glenn L. painting inspired by Morandi

Glenn L. painting inspired by Morandi

Barbara painting inspired by Morandi

Barbara painting inspired by Morandi

 

 

morandi pale

Giorgio Morandi