The Photography of Jon Rendell
On a recent photo walk I noticed a small house (in San Francisco) that had textured glass windows facing the street and you could see shelving through the glass. On the shelves was a collection of glass bottles and vases. I was drawn to the way the windows fractured the view and was reminded of the paintings of Georgio Morandi.
Giorgio Morandi (1890 – 1964), was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. His paintings depicted vases, bottles, and bowls and his variations on a given compositional motif became more persistent, nuanced, and abstract in the later part of his life. Through subtle shifts in color, tone, scale, composition, and mark-making, Morandi was able to convey the ever-changing perceptual understanding and memory of objects and spaces.