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    The Collection
    G. de Chirico, Mercury’s Meditation, 1973
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    Open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday and the first Sunday of each month: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (photo B. Ricci)
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    The Mysterious Baths Fountain, 1973, XV Triennial, Sempione Park, Milan
    Nikolaus Velissiotis, “Metaphysical Art” n. 9/10
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     Ulysses’s Return, 1968
    Executed in the later period of the Maestro’s life, this painting is an original elaboration of earlier themes… read more
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    Hebdomeros, 1929

    New edition in Italian, Abscondita 2016


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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


  • The Archeologists 1940

    “If a sculpture is hard, it is not sculpture. Sculpture must be soft and warm; as such, it will not only have all of painting’s softness, but also its colour”.

    G. de Chirico, Brevis pro plastica oratio, 1940, 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



No I am not the king o screaming crowd

In the mournful days of the middle of summer
When love cries revolt is latent
and I think o Africa of your waving palms
I think of the clash of arms in the deserted salons
of whale hunts in the northern seas
of distant roaring at night in the desert
and the gleam of torches at Lupercalia festivals…

Second half 1920s
The Collected 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