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Jug and Bottle

Peter Campbell: Morandi, 29 July 1999

edited by Ernst-Gerhard Güse and Franz Armin Morat.
Prestel, 168 pp., £29.95, May 1999, 3 7913 2086 6
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... Of all the gratifications painting offers, the pleasures which come by way of pictures of pots, bowls, fruit, game, bread, bottles and so forth are the least explicable in terms of other appetites. Still-lifes do not charm topographically, arouse erotically or excite physiognomicaily. They do not, despite often showing food, do as much as they might to make the mouth water ...

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