A Potter’s Painter

Still Life with Cups and Boxes (oil on canvas, 1951)

Still Life with Cups and Boxes (oil on canvas, 1951)

Having just gotten back into the swing today I don’t have much to report.

I spent the afternoon finishing up last week’s pots.  Handling and painting on some mugs,  painting on and trimming some serving ware.  It was good to get back and I’ll have more for you soon.

Just so you know:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a major exhibition of the work of Giorgio Morandi.

He was a painter who had a great respect for the domestic object and spent the larger part of his life seeing, feeling, thinking and painting about the familiar.  His paintings are both direct and sublime.

Should you find yourself anywhere near NY, NY I suggest you go see the show.

The exhibition is up thru 14 December 2oo8.

morandi_08r morandi_12r morandi_19r

Everything is a mystery, ourselves, and all things both simple and humble.
Giorgio Morandi


2 Responses to “A Potter’s Painter”

  1. 1 Mary Anne Davis November 13, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Giorgio Morandi has been my favorite painter for over a decade. Thanks for this. Now I HAVE to go to NY in December.

  2. 2 Steven November 13, 2008 at 10:11 am

    You’ll be going for both of us, unless I pull off a miracle.
    Virtual painting exhibition just don’t cut it.

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Detail from Pitcher - 9.o9

lunch plate ; circa 2oo9

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