Giorgio Morandi: A bright elegy
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Giorgio Morandi: A bright elegy

Giorgio Morandi: A bright elegy
to Wed 13 Dec 2017

Repetto Gallery in London presents the exhibition Giorgio Morandi, a bright elegy.

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Few engravings, like those of Morandi (Bologna 1890 – 1964), possess the gift of silence. In his unmistakable touch, in his crystalline and lyrical signs, in his “strict bright elegy”, a sovereign concentration is always set on a clear moment of eternity. The silence of simple domestic objects; the silence of the dust that deposited its white veil on the surface of a bottle, a bowl, a jug, a vase. The silence of a few rough and essential landscapes. The silence of a room, a studio, his cell, where his conscience investigated the mystery of things.

Like Rembrandt, a master that he especially admired, the perfection of the touch – rarefied and light, dense and dramatic, slight and transparent, dense and teeming – identifies its various forms in a parallel path, never subordinated to painting. Signs, lines, gestures and candid black and white patterns, live between the infinite shades of grey, like a happy score, where each look, like a musical instrument, will perform its marks and its colours.

Courtesy of Repetto Gallery, London
 
 

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