Works by Giorgio Morandi are included in Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916–1920: 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.
Cover image: Installation view, Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916–1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà, Center for Italian Modern Art, New York. Photo by Dario Lasagni