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Chirico, Giorgio de

(jōr`jō dā kē`rēkō), 1888–1978, Italian painter, b. Vólos, Greece. Chirico developed his enigmatic vision in Munich and Italy and from 1911 to 1915 he worked and exhibited in Paris. His powerful, disturbing paintings employ steep perspective, mannequin figures, empty space, and forms used out of context to create an atmosphere of mystery and loneliness. His work exercised a considerable influence on early surrealist painters but was never successfully imitated. In Ferrara, Chirico developed what he termed metaphysical painting, in which he consciously exploited the symbolism of his art. Chirico is represented in leading galleries throughout the world.

Bibliography

See his memoirs (tr. 1972); studies by J. T. Soby (1955, repr. 1967) and I. Far (tr. 1971).


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, 1888–1978, Italian painter, b. Vólos, Greece. Chirico developed his enigmatic vision in Munich and Italy and from 1911 to 1915 he worked and exhibited in Paris.
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(1) Permission to publish was generously granted by the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico.
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See art by such masters as Giorgio de Chirico, Paul Delvaux, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, Henry Moore (above) and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (below) in a small show at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Lane.
Tracing the city's development from antiquity into the mid-twentieth century, the works of Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, de Chirico, and Mondrian, among others, are available at such a close range that it's surprising the pages don't smell of pigment.