Giorgio de Chirico | the artist
Born July 10 1888, Volos, Greece.
Died Nov 20 1978, Rome, Italy.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
The warm colors and familiar icons in the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico are deceptively soothing. The varying lines of perspective, blurring of indoor and outdoor space, and the coupling of ancient images with turn-of-the-century industry are both vaguely familiar and certainly disconcerting, evocative of being lost in a city or wandering through a stranger’s home. Vacant plazas, shadowy arcades, and lonely statues are the eerie edges of dreams that are lost in the morning. Even de Chirico’s most standard still lifes are ambient and consuming.