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  • Giorgio de ChiricoMetaphysical Visions

    Giorgio de Chirico
    Metaphysical Visions

    Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
    19 April - 23 July 2017

    Exhibition curated by G. Mercurio in collaboration with
    T. Goryacheva and V. Noel-Johnson

    Catalogue in Russian, English and Italian, Italian Cultural Institution, Moscow, Antiga Edizioni, Treviso


  • Giorgio de ChiricoCatalogue of Works

    Giorgio de Chirico
    Catalogue of Works

    Artworks dating from 1913 to 1976

    Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico is pleased to announce the 3rd volume of Giorgio de Chirico’s Catalogue of Works comprising of 451 artworks.

    Maretti Editore  - Vol. 3/2016

  • Giorgio de ChiricoCatalogue of Works

    Giorgio de Chirico
    Catalogue of Works

    Artworks dating from 1910 to 1975

    The 2nd volume of Giorgio de Chirico’s Catalogue of Works comprising of 478 artworks.

    Maretti Editore  - Vol. 2/2015

  • Giorgio de ChiricoCatalogue of Works

    Giorgio de Chirico
    Catalogue of Works


    The 1st volume of Giorgio de Chirico’s Catalogue of Works comprising of 450 artworks.

    Maretti Editore  - Vol. 1/2014

  • Metaphysical ArtThe de Chirico Journals n. 14/16

    Metaphysical Art
    The de Chirico Journals n. 14/16

    The current issue presents the first-ever English translation of Giorgio de Chirico's The Comedy of Modern Art (theoretical essays from 1918-1945) and The Collected Poems.

    The volume includes a selection of essays by authors on historical, theoretical and technical aspects of Giorgio de Chirico’s art.

    Number 14/16 (2016)- 412 pages Maretti Editore
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    31 Piazza di Spagna, Rome
    Open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday and the first Sunday of each month (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
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    The Collection
    G. de Chirico, The Sadness of Spring, 1970
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  • 193px_G. de Chirico, Ebdòmero

    Hebdomeros, 1929

    New edition in Italian, Abscondita 2016



    Metaphysical Art n. 14/16

    The current issue of Metaphysical Art – The de Chirico Journals is now available on-line


  • la nostalgie du poete

    The Nostalgia of the Poet
    An Homage to Giorgio de Chirico

    A project by Gabriele Tinti
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    A Collection of Excellence 

    The Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism, in accord with Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, has instituted a safeguard for 227 artworks…
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  • 2016: The Foundation’s Activities

    A year of events and initiatives by the Foundation, in Italy and internationally, have been carried out in promotion and tutelage of Giorgio de Chirico’s art. Among the most significant events of 2016 are… read more


  • Giorgio de Chirico – Catalogue of Works: why is Paolo Baldacci so annoyed by it?

    A Simple Truth

    In 2013, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico decided to resume publication of the artist’s Catalogue of Works suspended in 1987 following the publication of volume n. 8 of Claudio Bruni Sakraischik’s catalogue, a publication originally conceived by Giorgio de Chirico with the principal and declared objective of stemming the rampant spread of forged artwork… read more


  •  The Foundation’s Archives: Giorgio de Chirico today – a Discipline of Research


Mister Dudron looked at his watch. It was five p.m. In an hour he thought, or little more, the gates of the Acropolis will close. I need to go now and, just before closing, try and hide myself behind a column or on the ground between the ruins and wait for the closing of the gates, in order to remain alone all night on that sacred hill under the infinite vault of stars…

Giorgio de Chirico, excerpt from Il Signor Dudron (a novel in preparation with the same title).



I was born in Volo (Greece) in 1888 of Italian parents. During my childhood I dedicated myself to drawing and painting; I did not do regular studies of any kind or attend an academy, except for the academy of Munich, which I went to for a year when I was about 18. In Italy and France, I always worked alone. I worked in Paris from 1911 to 1915. During that time, I exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and at the “Indépendants”. I became friends with Guillaume Apollinaire. I returned to Italy in 1915…

Giorgio de Chirico, Autobiography c. 1926


Dear Mr. Levy,

I have not had any news since my letter to you in which I spoke of the Surrealists’ persecution and put you on guard against their action towards me. I am told that Dalí has taken advantage of his stay in New York to speak badly of my painting to journalists. Is this true? To tell you the truth, it only affects me to a certain extent…

Giorgio de Chirico
Letter to Julien Levy, Paris 18 January 1935



Non je ne suis pas le roi ô foule hurlante
En jours très tristes d’été avancé
Quand l’amour pleure la revolte est latente
Et je pense ò Afrique à tes palmes balancées
Je pense au choc des armes dans les salons deserts
aux chasses à la baleine dans les mers boreale
aux rugissements lointains la nuit dans le desert
et à la luer des torches aux fêtes lupercales…
Second half 1920s
The Complete Poems


The unpublished theatre piece Le Ballet – Commedie en quatres actes (dating to 1965 based on earlier version from mid-1940s) was published in the original French version in “Metaphysical Art” n. 3/4.

At left: Giorgio de Chirico, set design for Othello, Act III, pencil and watercolour tempera on cardboard, Teatro del’Opera, Rome 1964



  • Authentic painting signaled as fake

    Le Muse Inqietanti, late 1940s, by Giorgio de Chirico, has been signalled as a forgery by Peretti by the Archivio dell’Arte Metafisica. Read more
  • Fakes

    The historical and ongoing situation regarding the falsification of Giorgio de Chirico’s artwork is a problem that the Foundation dedicates constant… read more