Sunday, August 25, 2013
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
Alberto Morrocco (1917-1998) was a wonderful painter of color and poetry. He was from Scotland, but spent a lot of time near the Mediterranean which may contribute to the vibrancy of his work. He painted from drawings and memory and the paired down direct experience of place is palpable to me in these works.
I feel like a kindred spirit to him, the way he cares about the shape of a bottle and the edge of a leaf. Anyone who paints as many watermelons and bananas as Morrocco is my painting ally.
He was incredibly prolific, painting seriously for over 60 years. Just putting his name into google pulls up a ton more paintings to enjoy.
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