The artist Giorgio Morandi is one of the most appreciated painters of his time and is still a great inspiration for contemporary artists. Still life and landscapes were his means to focus on the practice of painting, beyond the genre. The biggest public collection that gathers his artworks is at MAMbo in his hometown Bologna, with paintings, engravings, drawings and unreleased pictures of his studio – in which you can see the yellow object present in many of his paintings, made for him by a blacksmith from a cylinder and a funnel. The theme of the object emerges here in works by the Liverpool-born artist Tony Cragg, whose sculpture, made up of non-glued glass shelves, bottles and vases, dominates in the middle of this gem of an Italian museum.

Silvia Meloni

Images courtesy of MAMbo and Jean-Michel Folon

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