On 25 September, Milan launched a new exhibition dedicated to Giorgio de Chirico. Programmed to last until 19 January 2020, the show brings back to Palazzo Reale the works of Italy’s great metaphysical painter, fifty years from the first great retrospective this beautiful space hosted for the artist, who was 82 at the time.
The 100 paintings on display come from the most important museums in the world – including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Modern in London, the Metropolitan in New York, the Menil Collection in Houston – as well as from outstanding private collections and Italian museums, such as the MART in Rovereto, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Pinacoteca in Brera, the Museo del Novecento in Milan and the GAM in Turin.
De Chirico’s unique and complex artistic career is explored in its most extraordinary facets, through a journey built upon a closer look at his works, taking visitors from the world of Greek mythology – loaded with family memories – to the artist’s relationship with his mother, and finally reaching the discovery of metaphysical painting, which so deeply influenced surrealist painters like René Magritte, Max Ernst and Salvador Dalì.
Amongst the masterpieces the exhibition is proud to showcase, “The Uncertainty of the Poet” (1913), “Ariadne” (1913), “The Troubadour” (1917), “The Prodigal Son” (1922) and “The Disquieting Muses” (1925) are sure to impress visitors with their incredible, oneiric beauty.
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