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Georgio de Chirico. 1888 - 1978. Cerveau. The Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico co-founded the Metaphysical school of painting, just after the First World War,. The Great Metaphysician 1917.

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    1. Georgio de Chirico 1888 - 1978

    2. Cerveau The Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico co-founded the Metaphysical school of painting, just after the First World War,

    3. The Great Metaphysician 1917 His work from the metaphysical period, are memorable for the haunted, brooding moods evoked by their images

    4. At the start of this period, his subjects were still cityscapes inspired by the bright daylight of Mediterranean cities

    5. Metaphysical Interior with Biscuits gradually he turned his attention to studies of cluttered storerooms

    6. sometimes inhabited by mannequin-like hybrid figures.

    7. Self Portrait 1924 De Chirico was subject to illness and depression and by nostalgic recollections of Greece and Italy

    8. Love Song These paintings, with their looming statues and shadows, are full of tension and menace.

    9. They suggest, through the symbolism of towers, arcades, and trains his feelings of panic and uneasiness

    10. Anxious Journey De Chirico's city is a fantasy town, a state of mind, signifying alienation, dreaming and loss.

    11. The Red Tower His haunting paintings of deserted Italian squares had a huge impact on modern art in the 1920s, notably Surrealism

    12. Ariadne Its elements are like jigsaw pieces being assembled over and over again: the arcades, the tower, the piazza, the shadows, the statue, the train, the mannequin.

    13. The Disquieting Muses De Chirico created an unsettling sense of mystery , using images of trance-like stillness and silence

    14. Nostalgia of the Infinite The period of time is ambiguous,

    15. Piazza d’Italia the space impossibly deep,

    16. Montparn and the linear perspective inconsistent;

    17. Conquest of the Philosopher and objects are irrationally juxtaposed

    18. Piazza

    19. Delights Of The Poet His landscapes in particular are full of disquieting atmosphere, with objects bathed in half light and shadows.

    20. Melancholy His major themes are: the solitary watcher

    21. the vast emptiness of urban spaces

    22. figures at twilight,

    23. and his landscapes in particular are full of disquieting atmosphere, with objects bathed in half light and shadows. Mystery and Melancholy of a Street

    24. elements are like jigsaw pieces being assembled over and over again: the arcades, the tower, the piazza, the shadows, the statue, the train, the mannequin.

    25. Love Song De Chirico began portraying a mysterious and troubling world which was for him as real as the everyday life.

    26. Love Song His works resonate with powerful symbolism

    27. Soothsayers Recompense

    28. Similar Artists Australian artist Rick Amor

    29. The Subway by George Tooker