The book I have on Morandi says that he is one of the most esteemed artists
of the century!! The book however is in Italian!
You may be interested in the following information.
There is a Museum dedicated entirely to Morandi's work in Bologna "Museo
Morandi, Comune di Bologna, Palazzo dÁccursio, Piazza Maggiore, 6, 40121
Bologna, Italia......fax 051-203403
I quote from the brochure of the museum: "Bologna's Morandi Museum, housed
within the prestigious Palazzo dÁccursio at the civic and cultural heart of
the city, houses in turn the richest collection of works by Giorgio
Morandi......253 works which make up the collection are exhibited in silent
and spacious surroundings pervaded by that "morandian"light which emanates
from every image, translucent like the limpid skies over the hills of
The exhibition concludes with a detailed and faithful reconstruction of
Morandi's studio using original furnishings, tools and models........the
library-archive where all Morandi's books on art and literature are
catalogued along with a vast patrimony of historical-documentary material
relative to the artist and his work....
The bookshop at the museum sells catalogues, posters, postcards, and books
Perhaps you could fax them and ask them what they have available in English
or request a poster.
Another suggestion: If you look in Betty Edwards "Drawing on the Right Side
of the Brain"p. 187 you will find a reproduction of a Morandi etching with a
good example of cross-hatching.
Also the book "Drawing Seeing and Observation"by Ian Simpson has two
illustrations Fig. 157 and Fig. 158.
Another suggestion: If you are interested in cross-hatching....check out
Picasso's graphic works. He did some wonderful work with cross-hatching...
See "Picasso Fifty-Five Years of his Graphic Work"published by Harry N.
Abrams inc. NY.
Good luck on your project.