Sunday, January 16, 2011

art is life.

my wonderful, wonderful parents came to visit us this weekend and brought a BEAUTIFUL book of giorgio morandi's work that a neighbor sent to me.
i can't stop looking at all of his natura morta (still life paintings) the colors are clean and simple. so full of light. and i'm as obsessed as he was with this odd shaped vase. isn't the texture perfect?

 if you haven't ever heard of him, look him up! he's often described as italy's greatest still life painter...i can see why! doesn't it remind you a bit of a simpler, softer, neutral cezanne?
 the new book was only a teeeeeny bit of my parents' visit, so stay tuned for a better recap soon!