Friday, January 25, 2013

Giorgio de Chirico (5)


Mystery and Melancholy of a Street 1914

Self Portrait with Palette, 1924

The Enigma of the Arrival and the Afternoon (1911-12)

Metaphysical Interior with sun which dies, 1971

Giorgio de Chirico (July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978) was a Greek-born Italian artist. In the years before World War I, he founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists
After 1919, he became interested in traditional painting techniques, and worked in a neoclassical or neo-Baroque style, while frequently revisiting the metaphysical themes of his earlier work.