Il Poggio di sera. 1928. Etching. Vitali 42. Signed, dated and numbered. From an edition of 52 copies. On Japon rolled onto wove paper. Sheet: 14 x 24.5 cm (5.5 x 9.6 in).
PROVENANCE: Collection Francesco Paolo Ingrao (verso with note of ownership). Galleria La Medusa, Rome. Private collection (acquired from aforementioned before 1980).
Giorgio Morandi's landscapes are characterized by a calm and meditative atmosphere. Between nature as the pictorial object and its transformation into an unfamiliar image, he creates interpretations that are coined by high suspense. Our sheet delivers a wonderful account of what matters to Morandi: the things that are truly visible. This way he ties in with the landscape conceptions of Cézanne, developing their meditative effigy in geometrical forms.