Complesso del Vittoriano, Via di San Pietro in Carcere. Piazza Venezia, Rome.
Maria Cristina Bandera curates the exhibition, which is organized by Comunicare Organizzando. This is the first exhibition in Rome after 40years (the last onehad been cured by Cesare Brandi at Gnam)
Morandi is considered one of the most famous painter and etcher of modern Italy and during the 1950s his fame spread also abroad; after winning the grand Prix for print making at the Venezia Biennale in 1948, he also won twice the grand Prixat the Sao Paolo Biennale in 1953 and 1957.
In his career he painted almost exclusively still life and landscapes, stripping away the inessential, having something in common with Purism; he was influenced by the structural qualities of Cézanne.
The exhibition features about 100 paintings, watercolors, drawing and etchings as well as less known works of the artist, who is considered to a be a forerunner of minimalism. His work is based on a thorough research on shapes and proportions and he focuses on real power and substance. As he said: “there is nothing more abstract than reality”
From February 27th to June 21st 2015 Piazza Venezia, Rome