Giorgio de Chirico

Myth and Archaeology

  • Edited by Renato Miracco and Franco Calarota
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 104
  • Illustrations 40 colour illustrations
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2013
  • ISBN 9788836626274
  • Price € 20,00  € 19,00
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This exhibition – organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, in celebration of the “2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States,” – is dedicated to the genius of De Chirico, one of the most important figures in Italy’s modern art world, who with Carlo Carrà founded the metaphysics movement. A way to express and set down a world that goes well beyond visible material reality, where past and present criss-cross and intertwine, where hopes and dreams coexist. The marvelous sculptures and drawings on display at the Phillips Collection, demonstrate how De Chirico (1888–1978) uses figures from mythology, archaeological artifacts, and historical events to create images that suggest an alternate, mysterious reality. They will absorb the visitor in a learning expedition through a contemporary metaphysical alphabet, one that is deeply innovative precisely because it is able to reinterpret the past.

Texts by: Claudio Bisogniero, Dorothy Kosinski, Renato Miracco, Franco Calarota.

Washington DC, April - June, 2013