- "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
- 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)
|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
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|