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Giorgio de Chirico

The Enigma of the World

CONTENTS

7 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

9 Foreword
Paolo Picozza

13 Foreword
Federica Ferrari Bravo

17 Giorgio de Chirico : ‘Eternal Return’ / Eternal Avant-Garde
Fabio Benzi

95 Giorgio de Chirico: A Metaphysical Stroke of Genius
Katherine Robinson

117 Afterword to Hebdomeros
Jole de Sanna

127 Artist's Writings
What Painting of the Future Could Be
Zeuxis the Explorer
We Metaphysicians
Dream
Statues, Furniture and Generals
Giorgio de Chirico Personal Exhibition Painting

154 Catalogue

273 Biography

279 Giorgio ve Isa de Chirico Vakfı
Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico is one of the most extraordinary figures of the 20th century, a period marked by consecutive avant-garde movements. During this rich period that brought to fore different forms and modes of expression rather than themes in painting, de Chirico, as distinct from his contemporaries, created a unique metaphysical universe in which he carried the fresh themes he developed and carried to the center of his painting. Following the first metaphysical works he produced between 1910 and 1918, which also served as a source of inspiration for the Surrealists, he gravitated towards a different search with the changing dynamics of the post-World War I period. He was interested in ancient Greek and Roman art and re-interpreted the works of Old masters. He revisited metaphysical painting when he turned 80. He completed his artistic career with the new themes he developed in this area and the canvases he painted with lighter colours compared to his early period.

The exhibition catalogue includes writings by the artist and encompassing essays focusing on de Chirico’s artistic career and the Metaphysical Art, which he invented, as well as exemplifying his various periods ranging from his earliest works to his last ones.

Year of Publication: 2016
Number of pages: 283
ISBN: 978-605-4642-55-7