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The Nostalgia of the Poet – a project by Gabriele Tinti

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The Nostalgia of the Poet

I am the voice of the sunset
nourished by the dead
scorned by the living

I hear the sea
I see the morrow
my body is stone
and absorbs pain

soon
the sun will end soon
the air is heavy with expectation
the earth asks only
a little quiet

I will go away
as soon as
day breaks

I will only burn
in this scrap
of horizon.

Gabriele Tinti

Gabriele Tinti has composed three poems on inspiration from of Giorgio de Chirico’s paintings, The Nostalgia of the Infinite (1914), The Uncertainty of the Poet (1913) and Ariadne (1913), respectively in the collections of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, TATE Gallery and Metropolitan Museum of Art. The poems were read by actor Burt Young at the Metropolitan in New York. The videos of the readings are produced by Primal, New York. To view the videos dedicated to The Nostalgia of the Infinite (1914) and Ariadne (1913) recited in English click here.

Tinti’s three poems, with a short essay by the author entitled The Nostalgia of the Poet – An Homage to Giorgio de Chirico, were recently published in “Metaphysical Art – The de Chirico Journals” n. 14/16 (August 2016) as a compliment to the first-ever publication of Giorgio de Chirico’s Collected Poems in English translation, comprising of 90 poems and poems in prose, translated from the original French by Willard Bohn, and the Italian by Stefania Heim.

The project was presented at MACRO – Museo d’arte contemporanea, Rome, on 25 September at 5:00 pm.