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Still Life

Artist
Giorgio Morandi, Italian, 1890–1964
Date
1953–54
Material
Oil on canvas
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 209
Dimensions
12 1/4 x 16 in. (31.1 x 40.6 cm)
framed: 14 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (35.9 x 46 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Theo Haimann
Rights
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY / SIAE, Rome
Object Number
230:1957
NOTES
A tightly arranged group of three boxes, a blue vase, and a white jar sit on a table top represented only by a single line. Giorgio Morandi’s simple, geometric forms create an abstract pattern of verticals and horizontals. This work is characteristic of the still-life subjects that Morandi produced obsessively for more than forty years in his apartment in Bologna, Italy. His is an art of calm restraint in contrast to the other more flamboyant developments of modern art.
- 1957
Professor and Mrs. (Ruth G.) Theo Haimann, Tucson, AZ, purchased from the artist [1]

1957 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Professor and Mrs. (Ruth G.) Theo Haimann [2]


Notes:
[1] Telephone conversation between Renée DeVoe Mertz and donors' daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Haimann Vandiver, on October 17, 2007 [notes in SLAM document file].

[2] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control and the Advisory Committee of the City Art Museum, October 10, 1957.
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