Magnet Chirico - The Soothsayer's Recompense

Magnet Chirico - The Soothsayer's Recompense

Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
The Soothsayer's Recompense - June-July 1913 - Oil on canvas - H. 135.6; W. 180 cm
Older collection: Paul Guillaume
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950.

In his series of works linked to the theme of Ariadne, Giorgio ...
Read more



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


Original work kept at :
Philadelphie Museum of Art

Our selection

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.