To celebrate its 15th anniversary year, the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is hosting a career-spanning exhibition of one of its most popular artists: Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). Focusing on his works on paper, and including around 80 drawings, watercolours and etchings, the exhibition captures the spirit of an artist keen to experiment with a variety of mark-making processes, and with an uncanny ability to capture the essence of a scene and render it with minimal detail, abstracted even, often focusing more on the negative space between objects, and thus forcing viewers to use and combine their skills of perception and imagination.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, until 7 April 2013.
The Enchanted Room: Modern Works from the Pinacoteca di Brera
Teeming with hidden treasures, this exhibition is a compact survey of key movements and artists in Italian modern art in the early 20th century, a febrile moment in the country’s artistic and political history
Modigliani: A Unique Artistic Voice
This exhibition of Modigliani, who died tragically young, focuses on his works on paper, and shows how, drawing on classical tradition as well as the contemporary art of the time, his distinctive style evolved
Mira Schendel: “You shall see the difference now that I am back again”
Schendel (1919-88) settled in Brazil in 1949, a Jewish refugee from fascist Italy, becoming known as one of Latin America’s most important postwar artists.
Giorgio Morandi – A person, unmarried, and living for most of his life in a dingy apartment in a north Italian city: at the hottest time of summer perhaps going up to a village in the nearby Apennines, or sometimes travelling by day and passing to other cities to visit exhibitions, then otherwise continuing to paint still lifes of groups of bottles
Giuseppe Cavalli: Master of Light
Giuseppe Cavalli: Master of Light – In 1947, Italian photographer Giuseppe Cavalli (1904–61) co-founded the group La Bussola (The Compass), which, as part of its mission to “establish a valid aesthetic credo for photographers,” asserted: “We believe in photography as art. […]