DE CHIRICO Giorgio

Volos (Greece), 1888 - Rome, 1978

  • FD180

    Still Life with Salame, 1919, Oil on canvas, 30.8 x 40.4 cm

FD180

Still Life with Salame, 1919

Biography

The leading exponent of Metaphysical painting. After studying in Athens and Munich, in 1911 he went to Paris with his brother, where he was noticed by Apollinaire. In 1915 he moved to Ferrara, where through his encounter with Carrà, Morandi and De Pisis, his metaphysical vision took definitive shape (the series of Metaphysical Interiors, "The Disquieting Muses", 1918). Together, the group strove to convey melancholy, enigma, the haunting loneliness of space and the elusive evocativeness of objects. In 1918 he put his name to a return to tradition and joined Mario Broglio's "Valori Plastici" magazine. His later painting marked a return to his imagery of the 1920s and '30s.

Board of Directors

Piergiorgio Re (Chairman)
Diego Novelli (Vice-chairman)
Fiorenzo Alfieri
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giovanni Cordero 
Paolo Emilio Ferreri 
Enrico Filippi 
Emanuela Gambetta
Gian Paolo Zanetta

Auditors

Cesare Ferrero
Aldo Milanese
Anna Tornoni


Secretary

Lorenzo Ferreri


CULTURAL ACTIVITY

Marina Paglieri

Artistic Commission

Fiorenzo Alfieri
Giovanni Cordero
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giuseppe Luigi Marini
Francesco Poli

ADDRESS

Via Magenta n. 31
10128 Torino

TELEPHONE/FAX

011 542491

MAIL

fdf@fondazionedefornaris.org

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