Monday, October 27, 2008

The best show in town

Do not miss the Morandi show at the Met, on through 14 December. If you don’t live in NYC, fly in. The work does not reproduce well, so the catalogue is no substitute.

His life-long devotion to exploring still life, using the same objects repeatedly, and his sensitive rendering of the subtleties of changing light and form put a lump in my throat.

From Holland Cotter’s review:

[…] the work goes on. Because it is controllable reality. It is a form of thinking that frees up thought. It is time-consuming, but time-slowing, isolating but self-fulfilling. It is a part of life, but also a metaphor for how life should be: with everything in place, every pattern clear, every rhyme exact, every goal near.

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