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Giorgio Morandi

Data de nascimento: 20. Julho 1890
Data de falecimento: 18. Junho 1964

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Giorgio Morandi foi um importante pintor italiano. Ficou conhecido por sua precisão na pintura de natureza morta.

Citações Giorgio Morandi

„.. before I die I should like to bring two paintings to completion. What matters is to touch the limit, the essence of things.“

—  Giorgio Morandi
in an interview, Sept. 1939; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, 2008; p. 44

„The feelings and images aroused by the visible world are very difficult to express or are perhaps inexpressible with words because they are determined by forms, colors, space and light.“

—  Giorgio Morandi
in an interview with L. Vitali, 1957; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, published by Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco - 2008; p. 295

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„I also believe there is nothing more surreal and nothing more abstract than reality.“

—  Giorgio Morandi
from an interview, 1955; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, 2008; p. 38

„Among the ancient painters, the Tuscan's are the ones that interest me more: above all Giotto and Massacio [in early Renaissance]. Of the modern painters I think that Corot, Courbet, Fattori, and Cezanne are the most legitimate heirs to the glorious Italian tradition.“

—  Giorgio Morandi
Quote from an article in the Bolognese fascist magazine 'L'Assalto', 18 Febr. 1928; as cited in 'Morandi 1894 – 1964', published by Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco - 2008; p. 107

„This enabled me to understand the need to abandon myself totally to my instinct, trusting my own energy and forgetting any preconceived style while I work.“

—  Giorgio Morandi
in Autobiografia, G. Morandi (1928); as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, 2008; p. 31

„He [ Jackson Pollock ] just jumps in before he knows how to swim. [when Morandi sees paintings of Pollock for the first time]“

—  Giorgio Morandi
in Morandi 1894 – 1964, published by Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco - 2008; p. 298

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„Perhaps I will have photographs taken of the still life with the round table and of the other with oranges and the [piece of] furniture behind.“

—  Giorgio Morandi
in his letter to the Bolognese writer Raimondi of September 11, 1919; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, 2008; p. 102 Morandi was referring to some still life paintings he recently made, and he pressed Raimondi to lend him the monograph of Cézanne (written by Vollard and published in 1914).

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„A white bottle is all that remain.“

—  Giorgio Morandi
a remark to Lamberto Vitali in 1962; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, published by Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco - 2008; p. 280 referring to the small grooved white bottle https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/morandi-still-life-n05782, returning frequently in his many still life's, he painted between 1950 – 1960

„If you only knew.... how much I want to work... I have some new ideas that I would like to try out. [a few days before Monrandi's death in 1964]“

—  Giorgio Morandi
a remark to Roberto Longhi, in 1964; as quoted in 'Morandi 1894 – 1964', published by Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco - 2008; p. 338

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