Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Giorgio de Chirico, Italian (born Greece), 1888 - 1978
Charcoal with erasure, stumping, and fixative on paper
* Special Exhibitions Gallery, Perelman Building, first floor
1950-134-37The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
LabelA painter whose mysterious and poetical images of the second decade of the twentieth century prefigured the later arcane experiments of the Surrealists, de Chirico may have been making some point about the inaccessibility of human identity in depicting these monumental, mannequin-like heads.
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