Detail of 1916 Still Life by Morandi

Ann Verdcourt, Artist

This is one of the ceramic artworks in our collection. The place and date where it was made are unknown.
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About the Work
In 2010 the Sarjeant Gallery, in partnership with Te Manawa, launched a survey exhibition of Ann Verdcourt’s ceramics which toured the North Island. In that exhibition, curator Greg Donson said of Verdcourt’s referencing of, and admiration for, Italian artist Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) -
“Morandi’s still lives or elements of them have been a preoccupation for Verdcourt for many years. She has long admired his quiet and unassuming still life paintings which focus on small arrangements of everyday domestic objects – vases, bowls, bottles, jugs and mugs. Morandi frequently painted the same objects in different arrangements. Here Verdcourt faithfully recreates Morandi’s still life from 1916 in clay.”
- extended label text for the exhibition 'After You', 2013
Base 570 x 780 x 40 mm
earthenware with underglaze and oxides with painted wooden base
Ceramic collection of bottles and jugs in greys and browns on a white rectangular slab.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1990.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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