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Still Life with Coffee Pot: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2009-06-30

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Morandi's still life is composed entirely of black lines on white paper; yet, he assiduously avoids using any single line to define the contour of any of the depicted objects. Instead he uses the lines to create areas of tone that capture the play of dim light over the ceramic, glass, and metal surfaces of the containers on the table. In this quietly elusive image, the objects seem solid in one moment and spectral in the next.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 5, 2009