Friday, October 1, 2010

The colour of Giorgio Morandi

I'm in love with Giorgio Morandi's still life work. Inspired by artists Cezanne and Rousseau, his still life compositions are beautiful studies in subtle tone, colour and composition. My favourite one is the painting above, Still Life 1955. I'm rather partial to the peach object in the foreground and its perfectly balanced partner, the charcoal jug in the background, oh and the little white object in front - perfect.

Still Life 1949

Still Life 1960 with Blue Jug

Still Life 1960 with Grey Jug

Still Life 1963

1 comment:

r said...

I was trying to get some ideas about composing my still life paintings and the simplicity of these paintings caught my eyes. I just had to stop by and comment.