Installation view of the exhibition, Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà, at the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, 2018.
Installation view of the exhibition, Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà, at the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, 2018.
Installation view of the exhibition, Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà, at the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, 2018.
Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà
Center for Italian Modern Art
Through June 15, 2019

Works by Giorgio Morandi are included in Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà at New York's Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA). Curated by James Bradburne, director at Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, in collaboration with CIMA's president Laura Mattioli, the show focuses on the short period that concluded the first phase of two major avant-garde movements: Cubism in France and Futurism in Italy.

The new forms that emerged at that time were to lead to what has been called the "Return to Order" in art during the first years of the 1920s, in which avant-garde art approaches were rejected in favor of classicism and realism.

A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Fiori (Flowers), dated 1918.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Fiori (Flowers), dated 1918.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Fiori (Flowers), dated 1918.
Giorgio Morandi
Fiori (Flowers), 1918
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Courtesy of MiBAC © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1919.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1919.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1919.
Giorgio Morandi
Natura morta (Still Life), 1919
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Courtesy of MiBAC © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1918.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1918.
A painting by Giorgio Morandi, titled Natura morta (Still Life), dated 1918.
Giorgio Morandi
Natura morta (Still Life), 1918
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Courtesy of MiBAC © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /SIAE, Rome.

Cover image: Installation view, Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà, Center for Italian Modern Art, New York. Photo by Dario Lasagni