Inspiration: Arranging Objects Like Morandi Still Lifes

Inspiration: Arranging Objects Like Morandi Still Lifes

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Rachael Grad
May 18, 2009

Giorgio Morandi (1907-64) brought new meaning to appreciating home objects. The Italian painter never tired of studying, rearranging, and painting the same bottles, jars, and pots in his Bologna, Italy studio for over 50 years. That's right, 50 YEARS! The Phillips Collection in DC, which is currently showing Georgio Morandi's still life paintings, held a contest with the The DCIst challenging readers to "Make Your Own Morandi." Shown is the winner of the contest, "glass morandi" by flickr user dr_kim_veis. We were inspired to try this at home. See our Morandi still life ideas (including "If Morandi had a dog" and DesignHead Morandi") and those of other locals below the jump...

Click here to find out more about The Phillips Collection exhibition "Morandi: Master of Modern Still Life," which is on through May 24, 2009. See more Morandi-inspired still lifes by visiting the "Make Your Own Morandi" flickr pool. Learn more about Giorgio Morandi by visiting the Museo Morandi's website.

Are you inspired to make your own Morandi-inspired arrangement? Load your photos to the "Apartment Therapy DC" group on flickr and you may see your home on our site.

(Images: flickr user dr_kim_veis, flickr user Megira, Rachael Grad, flickr user suecohn)

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