The symbolism that runs through much of de Chirico’s visual art is also apparent in his poetry.
These poems channel the artist’s restlessness and longings into uncanny, animated visions.
I want to resist any temptation to interpret these pictures, to reveal ‘meanings,’ instead of acknowledging the ways they underscore the strangeness of the workaday world.
Metaphysical Painting offered a philosophical refuge for Italian artists shaking off their Futurist sugar high.
While unquestionably autocratic, Mussolini did not oppose the proliferation of unofficial artistic styles.
One of the defining features of Guston’s last decade is a paradoxical faith in the elusiveness of truth.
Savinio’s adulteration of old and new was highly influential in the postmodernist revolt against the strictures of formalism.
A mix of blue-chip names and energetic younger artists on the Lower East Side is further evidence of the increasingly blurred boundaries among Manhattan’s art districts.
Tune out from your surroundings courtesy of a strange but poetic video that stitches together 10 paintings by Giorgio de Chirico and introduces subtle animated details to each one.
With their long shadows and lonely colonnades, Giorgio de Chirico’s paintings possess a strange allure. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to wander through them.
How much more powerful to say “drawing surrealism” than something like “surrealist drawings.” It gets the action into the art, which is, often, exactly where it is. Unweighted by color, untrammeled by, oh you know, something like the history of painting and how the surrealists (in whatever grouping you choose to deal or not deal with them) dealt with that history. Very often, not at all.
Imagine strolling through clean, bright halls, surrounded by immaculate display cases filled with baubles and trinkets, the steam-polished precious metals and gems coruscating in the glare of spotlights. Hear your feet clacking on the white floors, stopping to look closer at the jewelry on display, but not close enough to stir the ire of the security guard peering over your shoulder. Imagine wanting everything you see, from diamond diadems to neon-tubed necklaces. No, you’re not in Tiffany’s or Cartier, you’re in the Museum of Arts and Design, gazing at their new show, Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler.