Natura morta. 1953. Pencil drawing. Signed and dated in lower right. On slightly structured, creme wove paper. 24 x 32.5 cm (9.4 x 12.7 in).
Accompanied by a confirmation issued by the Comitato per il Catalogo Giorgio Morandi / Centro Studi Giorgio Morandi, Bologna, on November 28, 2018. The drawing will be included into the online addenda of the catalog raisonné.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
"Morandi's art, which is characterized by variations of motifs with little dominance, is an artform that lives on allusions and not on deceit. This explains why Morandi established a spiritual world that is open to the joy of intellectual speculations. He unifies inexpressible grace with lucid and strict reason." (Lamberto Vitali, in: Giorgio Morandi. Natures Mortes. Exhibition Galerie Schreiner SA, June-July 1977, p. 30)