Giorgio Morandi: Peculiar Realist

Giorgio Morandi, Still Life from 1963 (photo: Joanne Mattera)
Giorgio Morandi, Still Life from 1963 (photo: Joanne Mattera)

Joanne Mattera blogs about works by Giorgio Morandi at The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), New York, through June 25, 2016.

Mattera provides a photo tour of the show and makes note of revelatory details provided by the accompanying photography of Morandi's objects by Joel Meyerowitz including that "... Morandi set up his still lifes at three different levels: on the table, and on shelves at two different heights, so that even when he painted the same motif—he revisited similar compositions many times—he may have altered them via perspective, as well as by light source, or by adding or subtracting the number of objects in the composition. I mean, I'd noticed the difference in perspective, but I didn't know until the visit that Morandi had a system for it."