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Surreal Metaphysics of Alienation: Georgio de Chirico (12 images)

Giorgio de Chirico was a pioneer in the revival of Classicism that flourished into a Europe-wide phenomenon in the 1920s. In the paintings of his metaphysical period, de Chirico developed a repertoire of motifs—empty arcades, towers, elongated shadows, mannequins, and trains among others—that he arranged to create images of forlornness and emptiness that paradoxically also convey a feeling of power and freedom.

The Prodigal Son, 1965

The Prodigal Son, 1965

Giorgio de Chirico - Sala d'Apollo (Violon), 1920

Giorgio de Chirico – Sala d’Apollo (Violon), 1920

The Seer, 1915

The Seer, 1915

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'The Great Metaphysician', 1917

‘The Great Metaphysician’, 1917

The Evil Genius of a King, 1914-1915,

The Evil Genius of a King, 1914-1915,

 1973

1973

Booths

Booths

The Return of the Poet, 1911

The Return of the Poet, 1911

Metaphysical Interior with Sun which Dies (1971)

Metaphysical Interior with Sun which Dies (1971)

The Great Automaton, 1925

The Great Automaton, 1925

la Escuela Metafisica

la Escuela Metafisica