Influences – Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi
Morandi’s paintings have been described as “works that remain
ineloquent, mute with no urgent communication to make, and no
thought of rousing with look or gesture. If they express anything it is
character, essence rather than momentary feeling or purpose. They
manifest potentiality rather than activity. It is enough that they exist in
themselves”. Morandi spent most of his life living and working in a
small apartment shared with his three sisters. It is work that is so
unassuming it takes one by surprise. The very modesty of his
paintings puts most other work to shame. Modesty is a virtue I aspire
to which ties in with my themes of stillness, quietness, simplicity and
the understated, as the American architect Mies van der Rohe said,
“less is more”.

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