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The 363 Artworks of Giorgio De Chirico



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Giorgio De Chirico - The Prodigal SonThe Prodigal SonGiorgio De Chirico

The Prodigal Son (Italian: Il figliol prodigo) is a painting by the Greek-born Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico. It is painted in tempera on canvas and was completed in 1922 as de Chirico was in transition from the Metaphysical style of his earlier works to the neoclassicism he essayed in the 1920s...

Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Milan, Italy)
 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The Child-s BrainThe Child's BrainGiorgio De Chirico

The surrealists were greatly influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theories of sexuality. In his writings on the ‘Oedipus complex’, Freud argued that rivalries between sons and fathers for the attention of the mother could lead to feelings of confusion, shame and guilt about sex in adult life. The Freudian ...

Moderna Museum (Stockholm, Sweden)
 
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Giorgio De Chirico - Hector and AndromacheHector and AndromacheGiorgio De Chirico

Giorgio De Chirico painted a surrealist and partially cubist oil painting entitled 'Hector and Andromache' between 1917. The artist was inspired by those two art movements while he lived in Italy and Europe at the time. This painting was product of both cubist and surrealist schools of thought over...

Central Square (New York, United States)
 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The Uncertainty of the PoetThe Uncertainty of the PoetGiorgio De Chirico

Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund (Eugene Cremetti Fund), the Carroll Donner Bequest, the Friends of the Tate Gallery and members of the public 1985. De Chirico’s quiet square evokes the classical arcades and statuary of antiquity (the sculpture is a torso of Aphrodite). In contrast, the p...

Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The anguish of departureThe anguish of departureGiorgio De Chirico
85 x 69 cm, (1914)

In his own words, Giorgio de Chirico aspired “to live in the world as an immense museum of strange things, of curious variegated toys that change their appearance.” He wanted to transform everyday objects into something altogether new in order to create feelings of uncertainty, alienation, and even ...

 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The Red TowerThe Red TowerGiorgio De Chirico

Giorgio De Chirico founded the Scuola metafisica or the Metaphysical Art movement. This movement was marked by the use of dream-like landscapes, the artist was inspired by Nietzsche’s work and sought to depict reality with mythology or imagination. The painting The Red Tower shows a landscape from...

 
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Giorgio De Chirico - The predictorThe predictorGiorgio De Chirico

'An iconic image of the civil rights movement in the United States, it depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way in to an all-white public school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 during the process of racial desegregation. Because of threats and violence against her, ...