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

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
1925 - 1945

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