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The Collection holds more than 600 paintings, sculptures and works on paper dating from 1925 to 1976, representative of Giorgio de Chirico’s various thematic and stylistic periods. Over the years, the Foundation has continued to enrich its patrimony with a number of acquisitions that widen the perspective on the artist’s multifaceted production. A selection of representative works from the collection is presented in this section. Read More
The Collection is comprised of 306 paintings dating from 1930 to 1976, with a panorama of the artist’s principal subject matter, including works of metaphysical inspiration and others of the classical genres of portraiture, landscape and still life. The collection holds an extensive selection of works from de Chirico’s Neometaphysical period of 1968-1976, years in which he took up once again subjects of his art from the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s: the Mannequin, the Muses and the Archaeologists, which he reinterpreted in a new light with bright colours and serene atmospheres.
The Foundation conserves an extensive collection of drawings, watercolours and lithographs, some of which date to de Chirico’s second Parisian period of 1925 1930 and are the oldest works in the collection. In 2004 the Foundation published the catalogue of its collection of drawings and watercolours for a total of 216 artworks in the Giorgio de Chirico. Disegno.
The collection conserves a number of de Chirico’s very first sculptures executed in terracotta at the beginning of the 1940s. Through sculpture, de Chirico gave concrete form to his metaphysical inventions and immortality to the mythological tale, specifying: “If a sculpture is hard, it is not sculpture. Sculpture must be soft and warm; as such, it will not only have all of painting’s softness, but all of its colour also. A beautiful sculpture is always painterly”.