Still life drawing with Morandi (g8)

One of my favourite modern artists is Giorgio Morandi. ‘Morandi was an Italian painter and printmaker known for his simple, contemplative still lifes of bottles, jars, and boxes.  He was born on July 20, 1890 in Bologna, Italy, and he died on June 18, 1964 in Bologna’.  [Source]

 

Take a lool at some of his images:

 

giorgio_morandi_natura_morta_d5432726h

Image source clarkart.edu

1988-128b

Image source clarkart.edu

1988-128a

Image source clarkart.edu

Image source www.mutualart.com

Image source www.mutualart.com

Image source en.cafa.com.cn

Image source en.cafa.com.cn

Image source www.nyartbeat.com

Image source www.nyartbeat.com

Image source montaigbakhtinian.com

Image source montaigbakhtinian.com

 

 Image sourcedrawingowu.wordpress.com

Image sourcedrawingowu.wordpress.com

Image source eatthehipster.org

Image source eatthehipster.org

 

 

  • What kind of lines is Morandi using?
  • What is Morranding doing with his lines to give you a sense of depth?
  • What does he do when he wants to show highlights?

Project:

Set up a still life of 3-5 objects from what I have put on the table, objects that you think look good together.

In your sketchbook I want you to try and make a few line drawings of the still life.  Don’t be afraid to reposition objects from on sketch to the next. Then on a piece of drawing paper, I will give you, I want you to add value via overlapping lines.