The Guggenheim will host a sample of Giorgio Morandi and his teachers

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will host from April 12th the exhibition ' A Look Back: Giorgio Morandi and the Ancient Masters’

This exhibition will be an extensive tour of the work of one of the great Italian painters of the TWENTIETH century, which reveals the relationships between their dead natures and some of their main references in art history.

From The Art Center have explained that Morandi is an “insightful scholar of art history, which takes into account multiple references to form as creator.” Morandi relied on his paintings in the theatricality of the Spaniards, the naturalism of the Italian Seicento, and the intimacy and geometry of Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin. Born in Bologna, Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) is dedicated since 1920 to the research of the object reality (bottles, vases, boxes, cans) and landscape, which he reduces to its essential forms.

Inspired by the most everyday objects, the still lifes of Morandi, extraordinarily personal in terms of composition, chromaticism and light, bring to the extreme the “desire for purity, concentration and essentialism of the artist”, according to the Museo Bilbao.