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  • Giorgio de ChiricoGioco e gioia della Neometafisica

    Giorgio de Chirico
    Gioco e gioia della Neometafisica

    Fondazione Molise Cultura, Palazzo Ex Gil, Campobasso
    20 December 2014 - 6 April 2015

    Curated by Lorenzo Canova

    Dedicated to the artist's extraordinary Neometaphysical period  (1968-1976) presenting 68 works from the collection of Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico
  • Alcestis: a Ferrara Love Story

    Alcestis: a Ferrara Love Story

    Giorgio de Chirico and Antonia Bolognesi

    by Eugenio Bolognesi

    In celebration of the 100th anniversary of de Chirico's arrival in Ferrara in 1915, the Foundation announces the pubblication of over 100 previously unpublished letters written by Giorgio de Chirico in 1919 to “Alcestis”.

    Maretti Editore - January 2015

  • Giorgio de ChiricoCatalogue of Works

    Giorgio de Chirico
    Catalogue of Works


    Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico is pleased to announce the 1st volume of Giorgio de Chirico’s Catalogue of Works comprising of 450 artworks.

    Maretti Editore  - 2014

  • Metaphysical Art The de Chirico Journals n. 11/13

    Metaphysical Art
    The de Chirico Journals n. 11/13

    New triple issue - Maretti Editore - August 2014 - 416 pages

    Noteworthy contributions include: Mannequins and Vaticinators by Ester Coen and Giorgio de Chirico, Apollinaire and Metaphysical Portraiture by Willard Bohn

    De Chirico's 1945 essay Desecrated Reality is published in English for the first time ever

  • The Giorgio de Chirico House-museum

    The Giorgio de Chirico House-museum

    15° Anniversary: 20 November 1998 - 2013
    "It is said that Rome is in the centre of the world and that Piazza di Spagna is in the centre of Rome. Therefore, my wife and I live in the centre of the centre of the world, which would be the utmost with regard to centrality and the utmost with regard to non-eccentricity." (1962)

    Rai Educational - video presentation
  • casa_muso_orfeo
    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.)
    Information Booking
  •  Collezione2_Inv. 33


    G. de Chirico, The Muses of the Opera, 1973
    info collection currently on show in Campobasso
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    A Metaphysical Interior
    Exhibition catalogue edited by Izet Sheshivari and Luca Lo Pinto Read more
  • doc_francesca_contentblock
    2014: The Foundation’s Activities

    Of de Chirico’s vast corpus of work, his art of the 1970s held a forefront position in 2014… read more


  • Il piccolo trattato di tecnica pittorica 

    Teoria e prassi del “ritorno al mestiere”
    Salvatore Vacanti
    Nardini editore Info
    Publication in Italian
  • Scientific Council
    The Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of its Scientific Council. In line with its statutory mission of “safeguarding and promoting Giorgio de Chirico’s art and intellectual work”, the Council will contribute to the development of a comprehensive and well-structured program of research with the objective of furthering knowledge and making the Great Metaphysician’s oeuvre more widely known. 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