Two contemporary artists, the painter Andrea Federici and the glass sculptor Joan Crous, pay homage to a great master of twentieth-century Italian art: Giorgio Morandi. The Bolognese painter had based his poetics on silence and the restless mystery that hides behind apparent reality. Morandi inserted the variable element into an almost monochrome reality, where the subjects were reduced to the minimum terms and where time seemed immobile. Giorgio Morandi was a poet of matter capable of making the dust of the soul sing. Andrea Federici takes up the observation of reality from the master, however highlighting the dense web of the deepest implications, going beyond traditional realism. Joan Crous shares choices on multiple levels with Morandi: a life on the Bolognese Apennines and an artistic interest in the shapes and colors of everyday life. Joan focuses on the passage of time, highlighting the fragility of reality. A link - that between Giorgio Morandi and contemporaneity - addressed several times over time, and which testifies to the continued relevance of the poetics of the great Bolognese master.