How “Natura Morta” Came to Be

How “Natura Morta” Came to Be
by Darryl Halbrooks “Natura Morta,” Darryl Halbrooks’s exhibit at The Art League this month, has its origins 40 years ago. Halbrooks was at the University of Kentucky attending a lecture by Wayne Thiebaud. Instead of discussing his own well-loved work, Thiebaud was talking about a lesser-known fellow painter, Giorgio Morandi. “I thought, this is the dullest stuff I’ve ever seen,” Halbrooks said. But Morandi’s paintings — repetitive, drab still lifes of simple objects that became his life’s work — stuck in Halbrooks’s mind for years afterward. Natura Morta (Still Life) ... Read More
Published on Thursday, December 28, 2017By The Art League
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