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Balthus (1908-2001), the master of modern “European representationalism”, once said of Giorgio Morandi that “Morandi is undoubtedly the closest European painter to Chinese painting. He saves his pen and ink to the extreme. His painting has a different realm, which is consistent with Chinese art in concept. He was not content to express the world he saw, but to use his problems to express his feelings.” In an era of chaos and turmoil, Morandi, the Italian painter who led a lonely life all the time, lived together with jars and cans in daily life for a lifetime, interpreting the true essence of art with still life.
The Italian painter Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was born in Bologna, Italy, and was renowned all over the world for his small-size still life paintings and landscape paintings featuring strong personal style. Morandi devoted all his lifetime to art creation at his humble studio in Bologna. Despite the fact that he seldom left Italy, his paintings were reminiscent of the far Eastern world spontaneously. Upholding the spirit of finding the true essence of art in ordinary things, he echoed with Chinese literati and scholar-official painters.