Giorgio De Chirico was an Italian painter born on 10 July 1888 in Volos, Greece. De Chirico took an interest in art and Greek mythology as a child and received full support from his parents. He studied at the Higher School of Fine Arts in Athens for two years before moving to Munich, where he enrolled at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.
De Chirico developed his style and settled on a subject matter influenced by his travels and European cities. He served in the Italian army with his brother during the First World War and continued to paint while in service. 1919 marked the beginning of the later part of the artist’s seventy years career, which saw him experiment with several mediums. Giorgio De Chirico died on 20 November 1978 in Rome, Italy.
What was Giorgio De Chirico Known For?
Giorgio De Chirico was known for painting classically-inspired motifs of European cityscapes. Giorgio was passionate about the Classics, which he incorporated into his artworks. He was also renowned for treating themes of emotional states such as nostalgia, sorrow, and pain in his paintings. Some of his works also showcased accurate detailing and rich color application.
Who was Giorgio De Chirico Influenced By?
Greek mythology and Classical art were the first influences on De Chirico’s artistic Development. Subsequently, De Chirico studied the works of Max Klinger and Arnold Bocklin while at the Academy. Philosophers such as Nietzsche and Schopenhauer impacted the philosophical themes in Giorgio’s paintings throughout his career.
What Art Movement was Giorgio De Chirico Associated With?
Giorgio De Chirico was associated with the Surrealism art movement. De Chirico formed the Metaphysical Painting movement along with Carlo Carra, but it only lasted for a short while. Shortly after, in Paris, he became associated with the Surrealists.
Giorgio De Chirico Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Giro
Bathers on the beach
Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure)
Island and flower garland
Melancholy of a Beautiful Day
Mystery and Melancholy of a Street
Rising sun on the plaza
The Child’s Brain
The Disquieting Muses
The Double Dream of Spring
The dream turns
The Enigma of the Arrival and the Afternoon
The Enigma of the Hour
The Enigma of the Oracle
The Evil Genius of a King
The Red Tower
The Return of Ulysses
The Song of Love
The Uncertainty of the Poet
All Giorgio De Chirico Artwork on Artchive
|Metaphysical Interior with Biscuits||1958||Oil on Canvas|
|The Anguish of Departure||1914||Oil on Canvas|
|The Conquest of the Philosopher||1914||Oil on Canvas|
|Montparnasse Station||1914||Oil on Canvas|
|Le Cerveau de l'Enfant (The Child's Brain)||1917||Oil on Canvas|
|Madonna and Child with Angels||c. 1457-1465||Tempera on panel|