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Other artists’ still lifes may be showier, but none are as companionable as Giorgio Morandi’s

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

Giorgio Morandi: Masterpieces from the Magnani-Rocca Foundation

Estorick Collection, until 30 April

There are various staples of still life painting, some symbolic, some not. Skulls and musical instruments suggest the transience of human pleasure; crocks and bottles are usually just vehicles for displays of technical virtuosity. Crocks and bottles are what Giorgio Morandi painted, not because he wanted to show off but because he liked their lack of symbolism.

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