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A series of five vase bouquets painted from 1942-1951 are the unexpected standouts of the current “Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964” retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, through 14 December 2008. They are painted in the same softly constrained palette as the unoccupied vases and jars that cozy up to one another in typical works of his mature period. However in these pictures, the interplay is between a single vase, its comportment of flowers, and the calm but radiant ground. How to explain their haunting presence? Is it that, drawn from silk flowers rather than living ones, their tone becomes sculptural, with attention to light and dark, tipping planes of bloom, and a ... See full document!

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