Still Life (The Blue Vase) (1920) by Giorgio Morandi

Still Life (The Blue Vase) - Giorgio Morandi - 1920

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life (The Blue Vase)
ArtistGiorgio Morandi
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions49.5 x 52 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationKunstsammlung Nordrhein

About Still Life (The Blue Vase)

The artwork titled “Still Life (The Blue Vase)” is an exquisite example of Giorgio Morandi’s oeuvre, created in the year 1920. This oil on canvas is affiliated with the Post-Impressionism movement, presenting a still life genre that measures 49.5 by 52 centimeters. The painting is part of the collection housed at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein.

In the artwork, Morandi displays a composition that is both simple and balanced, featuring objects that are arranged with a sense of calm and stability. The canvas portrays everyday items such as a blue vase, a transparent glass, a plate, a piece of bread, and another vessel, possibly a flower pot, set against a warm, monochromatic backdrop. The objects are depicted with soft, muted tones, and there is a masterful play of light and shadow, which lends the objects volume and presence. The brushwork is subtle and appears almost tactile, inviting the viewer into the quiet and contemplative space Morandi has created. Overall, the artwork exudes a timeless quality and reflects Morandi’s exploration into the beauty of the mundane and the meditative potential of still life painting.

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