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  Italian edition

METAPHYSICAL ART – The de Chirico Journals

n. 11/13  (2014)

One must remember that reality is bound to all the manifestations time, the past, the present and also the future. I can even say that it is formed by these three manifestations of time. Thus reality is a strange phenomenon, which though it is temporal, at the same time and in a certain sense it is enclosed in eternity; to the same degree, reality is at one with truth.

Giorgio de Chirico, Desecrated Reality, 1945

Published in English translation for the first time.

Paolo Picozza
In Defence Of Historical Truth in Safeguarding Giorgio de Chirico’s Intellectual and Artistic Identity: Research Objectives of “Metaphysical Art” in the Journal’s Second Decade of Publication


p. 9

Claudio Strinati
Through Metaphysical Art p. 29
Ester Coen
Mannequins and Vaticinators p. 33
Riccardo Dottori
On Philosophy and Painting: Giorgio de Chirico and “Desecrated Reality” p. 43
Willard Bohn
Giorgio de Chirico, Apollinaire and Metaphysical Portraiture p. 67
Lorenzo Canova
Metaphysical, Spectral and Post-Human. De Chirico’s Shadow on Art’s Visionary Path: from Surrealism to Contemporary Science Fiction p. 75
Nikolaos Velissiotis
The Origins of Adelaide Mabili and her marriage to Giorgio de Chirico Restoration of the Historical Truth p. 88
Paolo Picozza
Evaristo de Chirico p. 111
Katherine Robinson
Florentine Period 1910-1911: Biographical Chronology and Documentation p. 129
Victoria Noel-Johnson
De Chirico’s Formation in Florence (1910-1911): The Discovery of the B.N.C.F. Library Registers p. 137
Elisabetta Cristallini 
De Chirico’s Disregarded E42 Invitation. Published and Unpublished Documents p. 178
Simona Rinaldi 
At the Origins of Giorgio de Chirico’s Painting Formulas p. 194
Salvatore Vacanti 
De Chirico’s Contribution to the Rediscovery of the Ancient Encaustic Technique in the Early 20th Century p. 208
Stefano Ridolfi
Imaging Analysis as Support for the Work of Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico p. 221
Paolo Picozza
Giorgio de Chirico’s Neometaphysical Paintings: The Foundation’s Response to Gerd Roos’ Article: When did Giorgio de Chirico Retire? p. 226
Appendix -The Seventies – Interviews: How a Work of Art is Born and De Chirico ’77  p. 246
Desecrated Reality (1945) p. 258
Rubens (1960s) p. 262
“L’Europeo” Asks de Chirico for the Whole Truth (1970) p. 264
Entretien avec de Chirico –Archives du XXe Siècle (1971) p. 274
Interview with de Chirico Archives du XXe siècle (1971) p. 286
Uncle Albert’s Drawings p. 301
Two Postcards from Jean Cocteau to Giorgio de Chirico (1936-1938)
Unpublished Eulogy for Jean Cocteau by Giorgio de Chirico
Old and Recent Falsification of Giorgio de Chirico’s Artwork: Paolo Baldacci: A Case Study p. 321
Judgement of the Court of Appeal of Milan – Forth Criminal Section n. 3539 -20.5/19.7.2013 p. 346
Romano Maria Levante 
De Chirico and Nature. Or Existence? The Exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome 2010 p. 371
Luca Lo Pinto
D’après Giorgio: Giorgio de Chirico House-Museum, 2012-2013 p. 387
Index of articles published in ”Metaphysical Art – The de Chirico Journals”, 2001-2011 p. 398
The Foundation’s activity p. 408
Publications 2011-2014 p. 412
Index of Authors p. 415