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"Giorgio Morandi: Paintings and works on paper from 1914 to 1963"
2002-11-06 until 2003-01-26
Fundacao Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva
First retrospective of Giorgio Morandi’s work (1890-1964) in Portugal, displaying his production of paintings and works on paper. 66 works will be displayed: 31 paintings, 6 watercolours, 9 drawings and 20 engravings. The exhibition, divided into genres and techniques, presents works from his early period until the sixties covering all landscape themes, flowers and still lifes in which are included the shells. His post-war activity deserves special mention in its variants from 1959 to 1964.
The engravings, watercolours and drawings all belong to the Morandi Museum Collection; the oils from the Museo Morandi, Uffizi and Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (Col Giovnardi), Galleria Gian Ferrari, Milan, Galeria dello Scudo, Verona, Fondazione Magnani Rocca de Mamiano di Parma and private collections.
Catalogue: in both Portuguese and English published by the Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva. Critical texts by Claudia Gian Ferrari, Michael Semff and Peter Weiermair, with reproductions of all the works displayed, a biography, exhibitions and bibliography.
Organisers: Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Lisboa and
Museo Morandi, Bologna
Sponsors: Ministero per i Beni e le Attivitá Culturali, Italy
Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Italy
With the co-operation of :
Italian Cultural Institute in Lisboa
Claudia Gian Ferrari (Especialist in 20th century Italian painting)
Marina Bairrão Ruivo (Curator of the Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva, art historian)
Massimo Di Carlo (Director of the Galleria dello Scudo, especialist in the works of Morandi)
Peter Weiermair (Director of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna de Bologna)
Natureza Morta, 1952
32 x 48 cm
Museu Morandi, Bolonha