Went to the long awaited Giorgio Morandi exhibition opening last night at The Museo d’Arte. It is a really great show with about a hundred works on display including fascinating watercolors which I have not seen before. The only thing I could think of today is going back again and slowly studying every single piece of the show.
I also want to share the following video: a short interview with the exhibition curators Marco Franciolli* and Maria Cristina Bandera**.
The show runs until Sunday, July 1 daily (except Mondays) at Riva Caccia 5, CH – 6900 Lugano. For more details visit www.giorgiomorandilugano.ch
* Director of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and Museo d’Arte, Lugano
** Director of the Florence Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, author of a book Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964: Nothing Is More Abstract Than Reality
Click here to see a list of Top 12 art exhibitions and fairs in Switzerland for spring/summer 2012.
I’ve picked the best art exhibitions and fairs to see in Switzerland this upcoming spring/summer season. The list is quiet impressive: Pierre Bonnard in Basel, Flemish tapestries in Bern, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in Lausanne, Dian Arus in Winterthur and much more.
Winter Tales: Winter in Аrt from the Renaissance to Impressionism
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich
Organized in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Fondation Beyeler, Basel
until May 13
From the Collections: from Tiepolo to Degas
Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne
until May 20
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
until May 28
Organized by Jeu de Paume, Paris, in collaboration with the Estate of Diane Arbus LLC, New York
Giorgio Morandi, Natura morta, 1957; oil on canvas; Musée Jenisch, Fondation pour les Arts et les Lettres, Vevey
Giorgio Morandi exhibition will open next Friday, March 9 at the Museo d’Arte Lugano.
The opening reception starts at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition will run until July 1
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 — 18:00
Friday: 10:00 — 21:00
Monday: closed (except March 19, April 9 and May 28)
Museo d’Arte Lugano
Riva Caccia 5, 6900 Lugano
For information call +41 (0)58.866.72.14 or visit www.giorgiomorandilugano.ch
While browsing the ARTnews website earlier today I came across a wonderful article titled “Object Lessons”. It contains excerpts of a conversation between Wayne Thiebaud and Alessia Masi, the curator of his recent exhibition at the Museo Morandi in Bologna, Italy. Thiebaud talks about light and color of Morandi’s paintings, their intimacy and joy of long looking. He also makes so many references to other outstanding painters.
Read the article here.
I can’t wait to go to the opening of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition next month at the Museo d’Arte Lugano. The exhibition will gather together full spectrum of his works: oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, and etchings alongside works by those whom he influenced.