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Karen Wilkin
March 1998
From Booklist
Few major twentieth-century artists seem duller at first glance than Morandi (1890^-1964). Except for some very early portraits, his work is "about" just three things: the landscape, with windowless houses, of hilly northern Italy; the courtyard of Morandi's apartment building in Bologna; and bottles, bowls, boxes, and other utensils atop a table. His palette of dusty hues is more subdued than that of the cubists, he regards his subjects from directly in front of them, and, except in the paintings from the year he was influenced by Di Chirico, he eschews dramatic effects. Those who know painting, however, see Morandi as the greatest disciple of Ce zanne and a painter whose subject is seeing itself and who, in the acts of seeing and representing, teases out meaning and feeling. Wilkin, one of the best contemporary writers...

Giorgio Morandi: The Art of Silence
Janet Abramowicz
February 2005
Library Journal
"...[provides] in-depth knowledge of the artist’s working technique.... This is a fascinating portrait of a complex artist."

Book Description
Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964), an Italian painter and printmaker renowned for his simple yet stunning still lifes, is also famous for his legendary reputation as a recluse, an artist who resided in a world bound by the walls of his Bologna studio. Giorgio Morandi: The Art of Silence dispels this myth and is the first and only study in English to cover Morandi’s career in its entirety as well as in the sociopolitical and cultural context of Italian art.

Giorgio Morandi: Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Etchings
Giorgio Morandi
April 1999
Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

Mysteries of the Rectangle
Siri Hustvedt
July 2005
From Publishers Weekly
These wonderful essays capture Hustvedt's thoughtful, intensely personal and aesthetically charged responses to art. At first, Hustvedt's choice of artists seems random or disjointed, but it becomes apparent that her work is driven by a deeper logic that unites these painters: still life, the power of dreams and the struggle to truly see the world-she finds a profound engagement with these themes in each of the artists she treats, whether it be the cityscape-bottles of Giorgio Morandi, the vertiginous monsters of Goya, the abstract masses of Joan Mitchell or Gerhard Richter's ghostly photo paintings. Hustvedt writes with few technical or academic trappings, and the effect is that of an intelligent, articulate art-lover speaking about paintings she has looked at and thought about for a lifetime. As with...

Morandi (Gallery of the Arts Series)
Fabrizio D'Amico
September 2004
Book Description
This survey of the work of 20th-century Italian artist Giorgio Morandi, an increasingly popular subject of exhibits around the world, examines his still lifes, landscapes, and engravings and compares his work to those of similar subject matter. Cézannian concepts, metaphysics, and introspection are among the themes that reveal his boundless affection for domesticity and his desire to surpass it. This retrospective provides insight into Morandi's work and how his aesthetic differs from other 20th-century artists.

Based On Work by Pier Achille Cuniberti
May 2004
Book Description
One of the most original and independent Italian artists working within the post-war sphere of the quest for the imaginary in art, Cuniberti's work is an endless journey. It wanders through the places of the imagination, winding in parallel through the mediums of drawing and painting, with profound literary concerns and through a unison of soft and dreamy imagery. Edited by Claudio Cerritelli and Dario Trento ~Essays by Peter Weiermair, Stefano Benni, Alessandro Bergonzoni, Andrea Emiliani. Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in./192 pgs / 130 color and 41 b & w.

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