Art of the 20th Century


Art Styles in 20th century Art Map


Giorgio de Chirico


Giorgio de Chirico


(b Vólos, Greece, 10 July 1888; d Rome, 20 Nov 1978).

Italian painter, writer, theatre designer, sculptor and printmaker. De Chirico was one of the originators of PITTURA METAFISICA. His paintings are characterized by a visionary, poetic use of imagery, in which themes such as nostalgia, enigma and myth are explored. He was an important source of inspiration for artists throughout Europe in the inter-war years and again for a new generation of painters in the 1980s. His abrupt stylistic changes, however, have obscured the continuity of his approach, which was rooted in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, and this has often led to controversy.




Self Portrait


Self Portrait






The Conquest of the Philosopher


Love Song


Montparnasse Station


The Vexations of the Thinker


The Disturbing Muses


The Archaeologists


Metaphysical Interior with Biscuits


Le Cerveau de l'Enfant (The Child's Brain)




The Nostalgia of the Infinite


The Red Tower


Melancholy and Mysteryofa Street


The Prophet


The Uncertainty of the Poet


Christ and the Storm


Retrato de Isa con rosa en el parque


Composición geométrica con paisaje con fábrica


Interior metafísico con bizcochos


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