The Estorick celebrates anniversary with a Morandi Exhibition

Date Posted: 04/01/2013

In 2013, the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London celebrates its 15th anniversary. To celebrate this, the museum is organising a career-spanning exhibition of around 80 meditative and intimate prints, paintings and drawings by Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), on view from 16th January to 7th April.

Giorgio Morandi: Lines of Poetry focuses on works on paper, including a large section devoted to the artist’s etchings.

Entirely self-taught as a printmaker, Morandi began to produce etchings in 1912 and quickly mastered the technique, coming to consider it an important vehicle for artistic expression, and going on to hold the chair in Printmaking at Bologna’s Accademia di Belle Arti for over 20 years.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of delicately reworked Polaroid images and digital prints by the celebrated Italian photographer Nino Migliori (b. 1926). Created during the mid 1980s, these works form a series entitled Imagined Landscapes: The Places of Morandi and explore the Grizzana landscape beloved by the artist and immortalised in so many of his works.

The exhibition is free for under-16s.

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Photo credit: Still Life by Giorgio Morandi 1933. Courtesy Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna (Italy).

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