"Colloquio Segreto" by Giorgio De Chirico
"Colloquio Segreto" by Giorgio De Chirico.
Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions: 70 x 50 cm
Print number: a.p.
Bibliography: "Catalogo dell'Opera Grafica, 1969- 1977", Bora editions, page 67.
Artist's signature and dry stamp "Alberto Caprini stampatore in Roma", bottom right.
Print number and artist's dry stamp bottom left, title bottom center.
Giorgio de Chirico was born in Volos, Greece, in 1888, to Italian parents, Giorgio de Chirico is among the most important artists of the twentieth century. After studying at the Athens Polytechnic and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was influenced by the symbolist painting of Arnold Böcklin and the philosophical thought of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche, de Chirico arrived in Italy in 1909.
The pioneer of an art in which the intellect dominates emotion and, with visionary originality, connects the philosophy of mythological Greece to the icy classicism of Nordic thought, de Chirico is the originator of metaphysical painting, whose enigmatic images, through a style characterized by sharp shadows and flat colors, refer to the suspension of time, immobility, the fragility of the consciousness, the inexpressible and the loss that are the grammar of dreams. This original style is the complex result of the profound philosophical, literary and figurative culture of the artist.
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