Magnet Chirico - The Seer

Magnet Chirico - The Seer

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
The seer - Winter 1914-1915 - Oil on canvas - H. 89.6; W. 70.1 cm
Older collection: Paul Guillaume
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, James Thrall Soby Bequest, 1979. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Scala, Florence© Adagp, Paris, 2020

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Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Artist :
Giorgio De Chirico (1888 - 1978)
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Art movement :
Material :
Metal alloys
Reference :


Original work kept at :
New York, The Museum of Modern

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The artist

Giorgio De Chirico (1888 - 1978)

The Italian painter Giorgio De Chirico is one of the founders of Metaphysical painting. His mysterious landscapes populated with strange objects and ancient characters, such as the statue of Ariadne that marks the artist's paintings, have inspired many surrealist artists such as Breton or Magritte. After a baroque period, Giorgio De Chirico returns to his first metaphysical paintings of which he makes copies as endless variations of his work. Whether this exercise led to the destruction or the commercial increase of his work, De Chirico opened the reflection on the serial production of works, which inspired Andy Warhol and Max Ernst, among others.