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  • Giorgio de ChiricoCatalogue of Works

    Giorgio de Chirico
    Catalogue of Works

    1912-1976

    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 - May 2014

  • Metaphysical ArtThe de Chirico Journals n. 11/13

    Metaphysical Art
    The de Chirico Journals n. 11/13

    "Metaphysical Art” is a bilingual Italian-English periodical founded in 2001 that publishes recent studies and documents pertaining to Giorgio de Chirico's work and life.

    The current issue n. 11/13 has been released in Italian.
    The English edition will follow shortly.

    Maretti Editore - May 2014

  • 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
     
    (Italian)
  • The Collection
    The corpus of works by Giorgio de Chirico conserved in the Foundation’s Collection comprises of paintings, sculptures, drawings, dating from the mid-1920s…
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  • House-museum
    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
  • Il piccolo trattato di tecnica pittorica 

    Teoria e prassi del “ritorno al mestiere”
    Salvatore Vacanti
    Nardini editore Info
    Publication in Italian
  • Dreamings

    Aboriginal Australian art meets de Chirico
    Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome
    4 July – 2 November 2014 Info
  • Il Signor Dudron

    Abscondita SE, 2014
    New edition of Giorgio de Chirico’s novel, published for the first time in 1998 on the twentieth anniversary of the artist’s passing. Publication in Italian. Read more
  • 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
  • Rapunzel & Co. Towers and Humans in Art

    Arp Museum, Remagen
    6 April  - 31 August 2014
    Info
  • De la Metafisica à la Neometafisica

    Iwate Museum of Art, Japan
    21 June  - 22 August 2014 Info
  •  The Foundation’s Archives: Giorgio de Chirico today – a Discipline of Research

Essays

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).

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Autobiographies

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
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Correspondence

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

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Poetry

Poème
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

Drama

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

 

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  • News

    The Real Reason for Criticising the de Chirico Foundation
    Letter to the Editor The Art Newspaper, n. 252 December 2013
    • Challenge to the De Chirico Authentication Board 
    Cristina Ruiz The Art Newspaper, Art Market, Issue 249, September 2013
  • 2013: The Foundation’s Activities

    A year of initiatives by the Foundation, in Italy and internationally, have been carried out in promotion and tutelage of Giorgio de Chirico’s art … 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