Giorgio de CHIRICO


Giorgio de Chirico, Self-portrait.

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) was an Italian painter known for his metaphysical style of art. He was born in Greece to Italian parents and spent much of his childhood in Italy. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens before moving to Munich in 1911 to continue his studies. In Munich, he was heavily influenced by the work of Arnold Böcklin and Max Klinger.

In 1913, de Chirico moved to Paris, where he was introduced to the work of the Surrealists. He began to develop his own style of painting, which he called "metaphysical art." This style featured dreamlike, empty cityscapes and still lives with objects such as mannequins and clocks.

De Chirico's work had a profound influence on the Surrealist movement and many other artists. He had a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1960 and his work continues to be exhibited around the world today.




Giorgio de Chirico, Self-portrait.

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) was an Italian painter known for his metaphysical style of art. He was born in Greece to Italian parents and spent much of his childhood in Italy. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens before moving to Munich in 1911 to continue his studies. In Munich, he was heavily influenced by the work of Arnold Böcklin and Max Klinger.

In 1913, de Chirico moved to Paris, where he was introduced to the work of the Surrealists. He began to develop his own style of painting, which he called "metaphysical art." This style featured dreamlike, empty cityscapes and still lives with objects such as mannequins and clocks.

De Chirico's work had a profound influence on the Surrealist movement and many other artists. He had a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1960 and his work continues to be exhibited around the world today.


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