Italian painter Giorgio De Chirico founded the Metaphysical Art Movement one hundred years ago, and today Rome celebrate the anniversary with an exhibition in his honour.
At the beginning of the 19th century, De Chirico developed his original style focusing on the architecture of mediterranean cities, which he painted in an unrealistic perspective characterized by the absence of human beings.
The Enigma of an Autumn Afternoon and The Enigma of the Oracle are among his earliest and most significant artworks.
As it can be gathered from the title, “Nature according the Chirico” focuses on the concept of nature from De Chirico point of view, and aims to represent the many ways he conceived and transfigured nature, whether in visionary urban landscapes or fixed geometric mannequins.
On display are over 120 paintings, on loan from major public and private museums across the globe. They have been carefully selected and arranged in seven theme-based itineraries.
The exhibition is curated by art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, and will run until the 11th of July, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.
For further information, please visit the official website: http://english.palazzoesposizioni.it/mediacenter/FE/home.aspx
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Closed on Monday
Full price: € 12,50
Concessions: € 10,00