A treat for modern art and Fellini fans
Bologna's 20th-century Art Giant
Painter Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was one of Bologna and Italy's most important 20th-century figures, associated at first with the avant garde and Futurist movements but later evolving a very distinct style and sensibility of his own. Morandi's singular artistic alchemy, converting any mundane object into a fascinating work of art, rapidly made him an icon in Bologna. This exhibition of more than 100 of his paintings is located in the Palazzo d'Accursio (covered above), and includes watercolours, oils, and engravings from 1910 through 1965. If you happen to be a Federico Fellini fan, some of these might look familiar - that's because various Morandi paintings appear in the Fellini film classic La Dolce Vita.