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"Obsession" january - march 2015

Born in Greece in 1888, he died in 1978.

The founder of Scuola Metafisica art movement that greatly influenced Surrealist artists, Giorgio de Chirico was known for his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and costume and stage designs. Working in a neoclassical and neo-Baroque style he frequently depicted metaphysical themes occurring in the writings of contemporary philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Max Klinger. The artist created images of forlornness and emptiness that paradoxically also convey a feeling of power and freedom. Max Ernst, Salvadoro Dali, and René Magritte are just a few Surrealists who had acknowledged De Chirico’s influence on their work.