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Grand natura morta con la caffetiera, 1933



Gift of Ruth and Bruce B. Daytonexpand_more  P.92.10.11

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Morandi's still life is composed entirely of black lines on white paper; yet, he assiduously avoids using any single line to define the contour of any of the depicted objects. Instead he uses the lines to create areas of tone that capture the play of dim light over the ceramic, glass, and metal surfaces of the containers on the table. In this quietly elusive image, the objects seem solid in one moment and spectral in the next.

Grand natura morta con la caffetiera
Artist Life
1890 - 1964
Accession Number
Ruth and Bruce Dayton, Wayzata, Minn.; given to MIA, 1992.
Catalogue Raisonne
Vitali 99 ii/iii; FCG 66; Cordaro 1933.1
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