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Still Life

Giorgio Morandi

This painting, as know as Metaphysical Still Life with Triangle, is one of Morandi’s most known works, it has been duplicated countless times and is representative of Morandi’s limited metaphysical production.
The composition and the elengat tonal connections, that play on an almost monochrome range of colors, make of it an uncontested masterpiece; objects are reduced to archetypical and primary structures and the levels, intersected among each other thanks to a work of shadows and lines, negate an evident three-dimensional allusion. Perhaps this is Morandi’s closest painting to De Chirico’s work and is most likely dued to an encounter between the two artists that  happened in Rome in  1919. Metaphysical still life with triangle is brought in Pinacoteca in 1976 thanks to  Emilio and Maria Iesi that bought it during the Thirties from Barbaroux Gallery in Milan.

Download hi-res image TITLE Still Life
AUTHOR Giorgio Morandi
DATE 1919
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 56,5 x 47
INVENTORY 5083
ROOM X
Work Not On Display
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