Natura morta. 1963. Pencil drawing. Not in Tavoni. Signed and dated bottom center. 18.5 x 26.8 cm (7.2 x 10.5 in) , size of sheet. [EH]. Our drawings are preliminary works for a series of small oil paintings (e.g. Vitali 1265-1267) made around the same time.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Switzerland.
EXHIBITION: Giorgio Morandi, Kunstmuseum Winterthur April 1 - July 2, 2000, cat. no. 83 with illu. (with a label on verso of the frame).
"Morandi's art, which finds expression through variations of a few dominant motifs, is an art of allusion, not of deceit. This way Morandi builds up a complete emotional world that offers something for lovers of intellectual speculation. He combines extraordinary grace with a lucid and strict reason.." Lamberto Vitali, in: Giorgio Morandi. Natures Mortes. Exhibition Galerie Schreiner SA, June-July 1977, no. p. (p. 30).