Morandi exhibition marks Estorick’s anniversary

Date Posted: 04/01/2013

Coinciding with its 15th anniversary, the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London is running a career-spanning exhibition of work from the artist Giorgio Morandi from 16th January to 7th April.

Giorgio Morandi: Lines of Poetryincludes around 80 meditative and intimate prints, paintings and drawings by the artist, and focuses on his works on paper, including a large section devoted to Morandi’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.

Visitor information

Group travel organisers taking parties of ten or more must book their visit in advance. The Estorick offers pre-bookable guided tours for groups at a charge of £3.50 per person on top of admission charge. The exhibition is free for under-16s.

For further group travel information visit www.estorickcollection.com.

Pictured: Still Lifeby Giorgio Morandi 1933. Courtesy Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna (Italy).

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