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Palazzo dei Diamanti exhibits GiorgioMorandi / the Art of the Etching

Giorgio Morandi - "Grande natura morta con la lampada a destra", 1928, Etching - Private Collection

FERRARA, ITALY – The spring exhibition at the Palazzo dei Diamanti presents the engravings of Giorgio Morandi with a collection of over 130 works made by the artist over the course of his career. From Dürer to Parmigianino, from Rembrandt to Piranesi, from Goya to Picasso; the history of etching is an important chapter in the history of art. For Morandi, this was true. He regarded etching as an medium of artistic expression on par with oil painting at a time, which was only a century ago, in which prints were considered less important.