Giorgio De Chirico, The face of Metaphysics

From 30.03.2019 (All day) to 01.09.2019 (All day)
Palazzo Ducale
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From the 30th of March to the 1st of September, in the stunning framework of Palazzo Ducale of Genoa, discover the fascinating artworks by Giorgio De Chirico treasured in the exhibition “Giorgio De Chirico. The face of Metaphysics”, arranged by Victoria Noel-Johnson.
Twenty-five years after the last art show dedicated to the famous artist, this extraordinary exhibition sets its main purpose in pulling people closer to the  philosophical meaning of his masterpieces.
The review contains about one hundred artworks that point out the whole evolutionary process which characterized the entire art-career of the painter, clearly affected by Nietzsche’s philosophy. Moving step by step through De Chirico’s art-path, the spectator will notice his commitment in finding a way to offer to the audience a concrete vision of the metaphysical philosophy and its intangible concepts.

The art-show is divided into different themes:
The journey and the way back –with paintings such as “The wandering Jew”, 1917; “Ulysses” (Self-portrait), 1922; “The return of Ulysses”, 1968;
The world of metaphysical exteriors –depicted, for example, by  the illustrations of urban sights made for Mythologie by Jean Cocteau in 1934;
The figures –with mythological characters and disturbing muses;
The metaphysical insides; the still-lives; and lastly, the tradition, inspired by Rubens’ and Velàzquez’ portraits and by the re-interpretation of famous artworks by Durer, Watteau, Courbet, Renoir, Raffaello e Perugino.

Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
Ticket price:
Full fee 12€ - reduced fee 10€ - children from 6 to 14 years old 4€

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