Retracing the interwoven relationships between Giorgio De Chirico and five other protagonists of "Novecento", the exhibition "Metafisico Primo il Grande, Giorgio de Chirico and some painter friends" intends to shed light on the complexity of Dechirichian art, analyzing the dynamics of exchange of points of view among artists whose contribution was fundamental indetermining the cultural profile of the Italian artistic avant-gardes of the Twentieth Century.
Among the personalities able to characterize a whole period, Giorgio de Chirico has a special place: his influence is still active today, his lesson keeps on offering food for thoughts within the very rich cultural context of the Twentieth Century.
Several points of view and fields of investigation have been proposed by critics to explore the complexity of this artist and his never-ending desire to escape the logic of time by making the universe of classical culture his own and placing himself in contrast with Abstractionism and Modernism. The directions of study on Giorgio de Chirico have often been oriented towards a differentiation of the contents of De Chirico's work by thematic groups, with the risk of losing the overall vision of a poetic which is characterized precisely by the coexistence of themes and objects took from the most diversified spatial and temporal contexts.
In this exhibition, the personality of this great artist is examined including the pictorial views of some colleagues that he estimated and about whom he wrote. Following the story of De Chirico from his birth to 1926 - when he signed a short preface written for De Pisis in Paris - the exhibition is structured following the correspondence of the artist with Ardengo Soffici, Filippo De Pisis, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi and Ottone Rosai, in order to find all the missing pieces on Metaphysical Painting and on Dechiarichian art that only a choral and contextual vision is able to suggest.
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