n. 7/8 (2008)
“I have constructed paintings recently that have given me a very pure kind of joy. There is one especially which I’m thinking of showing at the ‘Indépendants’ and with which I believe I have reached a distant goal. So distant indeed, that when I look at it now that it is done it gives me the impression of having been painted by someone else, in another time, or in another world and other, even stranger and more bizarre impressions; well, you will see for yourself. The title of this painting is ‘The Enigma of a Day’.”
Giorgio de Chirico
Letter to Guillaume Apollinaire, Paris 26 January 1914
(For text illustrations, please consult the Italian version of the essay).
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