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Erasing one’s work

“Here are most of my paintings”, Morandi said to a reporter in the mid ’50s, pointing to a thick dried crust of waste pigment that had accumulated through years of wiping on the crossbar of his easel.

Morandi erased more paintings than he finished; his self-editing was relentless, a fact which should give pause to anyone who supposes there might not have been much difference between one still life and the next.

(from here) 

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