n. 3/4 (2004)

“De Chirico’s green. The sky of Portrait of Guillaume Apollinaire (1914) and of the Italian Piazzas is not blue, but green: the symbolic colour of Rebirth. The periodical “Metaphysical Art” posts de Chirico’s green on its cover as a distinctive attribute, like a banner. De Chirico paints the sky green, the green of a profound vision, “beyond the physical” (Metaphysics). The de Chirico Foundation periodical came into being like the turning of a page, like a fresh start to the study of a painter who is the most complex artist among the creators of modernity, yet least explored.”

Jole de Sanna, 2003



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