Catalogue of the exhibition hosted at the Museo Novecento in Florence, which originates from four important paintings belonging to Alberto Della Ragione. Morandi’s greatness was immediately recognised by Roberto Longhi, who never ceased to examine the artist’s human and intellectual discussion. Other critics who have constantly expressed great approval for the Bolognese artist include Cesare Brandi, Francesco Arcangeli, and Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, that is, the cardinal points of twentieth century criticism concerning the art of the Bolognese master.
This laid the foundation for a special exhibition project, which brings together works belonging to, or that have gravitated towards, the four illustrious art historians. It cements loyalty towards the silent and still painting of Morandi, who was a unique artist during a historical moment where his contemporaries moved towards Abstractism or Abstract Expressionism.