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Giorgio De Chirico

Italy (Volos, Grecia 1888 -  Roma 1978 ) Wikipedia® : Giorgio De Chirico
DE CHIRICO Giorgio Il Ritorno Del Figliuol Prodigo

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Giorgio De Chirico - Castore Ed Il Suo Cavallo

Giorgio De Chirico - Castore Ed Il Suo Cavallo

Original 1970
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Lot number: 604
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Sale 2437 Lot 604 GIORGIO DE CHIRICO Castore ed il suo cavallo. Color lithograph on Japan paper, 1970. 340x415 mm; 13 1/2x16 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 26. Signed, titled and lettered "G" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Alberto Caprini, Rome, with the blind stamp lower right. A very good impression with strong colors. Brandani 107
Giorgio De Chirico - Guerrieri E Filosofi

Giorgio De Chirico - Guerrieri E Filosofi

Original 1928
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Lot number: 105
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Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) Guerrieri e filosofi Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) Guerrieri e filosofi signed ‘G. de Chirico’’’’’’’’ (upper left) oil on board 25 5/8 x 21 1/8 in. (64.9 x 53.6 cm.) Painted circa 1928 This work is sold with a photo-certificate from the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome. ‘“Here we are!” said Hebdomeros, throwing his arms out in front of his companions, in the classic pose of a captain prudently halting the charge of his men. They were coming to the threshold of a vast, high-ceilinged room, decorated in the style of 1880; the lighting and general atmosphere of this room, which was completely bare of furniture, reminded one of the gaming rooms at Monte Carlo; in a corner two gladiators wearing diving helmets were practicing half-heartedly, watched by a bored instructor, a retired gladiator with eyes like a vulture and a body covered with scars. “Gladiators!’’’’’’’’ There’’’’’’’’s an enigma in that word,’’’’’’’’ said Hebdomeros, speaking in a low voice to the younger of his companions. And he thought of the music halls whose brightly lit ceilings conjure up visions of Dante’’’’’’’’s paradise; he also thought of those afternoons in Rome, when the games would be over for the day and the sun sinking lower in the sky, the immense canopy over the arena augmenting the evening shadows, and smells floating up from the sawdust and blood-soaked sand...Vision of Rome, when the world was young, Anguish at nightfall a sailor’’’’’’’’s song’’’’’’’’ (Giorgio de Chirico, 1929, quoted in Hebdomeros, Cambridge, 1992, p. 3). Belonging to the Art Institute of Chicago since 1954, Guerrieri e filosofi (Warriors and Philosophers) is one of a dramatic series of gladiatoral paintings that appeared regularly in De Chirico’’’’’’’’s work during the late 1920s and early 1930s. These mysterious paintings depicting strange, almost comic, claustrophobic battles between gladiators and other classical figures inside a bourgeois interior are a close echo of various scenes that appear in De Chirico’’’’’’’’s famous 1929 novel Hebdomeros. This acknowledged masterpiece of Surrealist literature was a story in which the hero of the novel (a Ulysses like alter-ego of De Chirico named ‘Hebdomeros’’’’’’’’) undertakes an apparently hallucinatory or dream-like Odyssey through a bizarre Mediterranean world beyond time. Throughout the novel, the hero encounters a series of strange apparitions and events in which the worlds of classical antiquity and of 1920s normality are frequently intertwined. The sudden appearance of fighting gladiators struggling in drawing rooms or becoming petrified on railway stations and squabbling in corners occurs throughout the novel. Like many aspects of De Chirico’’’’’’’’s tale these figures represent the apparent collision of two disparate realities clashing to form a new metaphysical realm outside of conventional time and place. De Chirico defined this realm as that of the ‘enigma’’’’’’’’. ‘The enigma of this magnificent group of warriors, who in one corner of a room formed a polychrome block immobile in its gestures of attack and defence,’’’’’’’’ De Chirico wrote, however, was one ‘basically only understood by (Hebdomeros) himself’’’’’’’’ (Giorgio de Chirico, Hebdomeros, 1929, cited in M. Holzhe, Giorgio de Chirico, Cologne, 2005, p. 78). Much the same can be said of De Chirico’’’’’’’’s paintings of gladiators from this same period for, although they are clearly a part of de Chirico’’’’’’’’s classical Mediterranean world of metaphysical mystery and magic, their purpose or function is less clear. Despite the often furious complexity and violence of their battling, in de Chirico’’’’’’’’s hands the futility of their struggle is always accentuated and these warriors often appear as comic, pathetic or bizarrely irrelevant figures. Strangely, they often seem less animate in many ways, than the horses and ruins on De Chirico’’’’’’’’s beaches or the tragic mannequin poets or architectonic philosophers embedded in thought in their armchairs. The origin of De Chirico’’’’’’’’s gladiators lies in a series of large decorative panels which the artist made for the house of his dealer Léonce Rosenberg, where the Gladiatori took on the characteristic of architectural-type figures as opposed to human beings. There, groups of these statuesque-like figures became reminiscent of the bizarre collations of furniture in the landscape that de Chirico also frequently painted at this time. It is this aspect of the Gladiatori that is explored in Guerrieri e filosofi, a work which combines the figures of warriors standing like statues conversing with figures of statue-like philosophers who appear to have become animated and transformed into flesh (a grisaille rendering of a statue or of a relief of a philosopher appears on the wall behind the two bearded and ‘living’’’’’’’’ philosophers donning marble-like robes in the centre of the painting). These bearded figures are animate, corporeal counterparts to De Chirico’’’’’’’’s mannequin-style philosophers who were usually faceless statuesque figures that the artist set into unusual domestic locations such as armchairs or bourgeois interiors in order to reinvigorate them. ‘Long ago we grew accustomed to seeing statues in museums’’’’’’’’ De Chirico wrote in this respect: ‘To find newer and more mysterious properties we must have recourse to new combinations. For example: the statue in a bedroom, alone or in the company of living persons, could provide a new sensation especially if one sees to it that its feet, instead of standing on a pedestal, stand directly on the floor. Or one thinks of the impression made by a statue in a real armchair or leaning out a real window’’’’’’’’ (Giorgio de Chirico, ‘Statues Furniture and Generals’’’’’’’’, in G. de Chirico, Hebdomeros, Cambridge, 1992, pp. 243-244). In this work, the statue-like philosophers and warriors have become one bizarre, collective entity compressed into the corner of a room like stacked furniture. Such ‘compact groups of philosophers and warriors’’’’’’’’ created strange singular monuments, de Chirico pointed out in Hebdomeros. They became ‘veritable multi-headed blocks with bright and delicate colours [that] held mysterious confabulations in the corners of low-ceilinged rooms at the point where the cornice joining the walls to the ceiling formed a right angle’’’’’’’’ (Giorgio de Chirico, 1929, quoted in J. De Sanna, De Chirico and the Mediterranean, New York, 1998, p. 248). At the same time each single figure in this work seems lost and isolated, their eyes all looking pensively in different directions. De Chirico stated that many of his Gladiatori from this period were often intended as a satire on the characters of the art world who, since his violent split with Breton and the Paris Surrealists in the mid-1920s, had also turned against him. Through the depiction of such epic classical figures of history now reduced to a motley crowd seemingly lost in the corner of a room, de Chirico evidently found a humorous means of both mocking his detractors and celebrating the classical tradition that he so loved. As Waldemar George has also pointed out about these works in this respect, De Chirico, ‘like the sculptors of the Late Roman Empire…created a sense of space (an ideal space) out of the mere convergence of glances – the language of the eyes. His isolated figures have no relation to the exterior world […] They mark the abandoning of proportional norms and articulation. The relationships they establish among themselves acquire a magical meaning’’’’’’’’ (W. George, 1930, quoted in J. De Sanna, De Chirico and the Mediterranean, New York, 1998, p. 258).
Giorgio De Chirico - Cavalli E Ville

Giorgio De Chirico - Cavalli E Ville

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Lot number: 131
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DE CHIRICO GIORGIO (1888 - 1978) Cavalli e ville. Litografia ritoccata a mano. Cm 48,50 x 58,50. 30/125. Tiratura e firma in basso in matita. Fioriture. DE CHIRICO GIORGIO (1888 - 1978) Cows and villas. Lithograph retouched by hand. Cm 48,50 x 58,50. 30/125. Edition and signature lower in pencil. Traces of foxing.
Giorgio De Chirico - Il Ritorno Del Figliuol Prodigo

Giorgio De Chirico - Il Ritorno Del Figliuol Prodigo

Original 1929
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Lot number: 58
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Description: Giorgio de Chirico (Italian, 1888-1978) Il ritorno del figliuol prodigo, plate 1 from Metamorphosis, 1929, published by Editions des Quatre Chemins (Ciranna, 11). Signed "G. de Chirico" in pencil l.r., numbered "25/100" in pencil l.l. Color lithograph on paper, image size 16 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. (41.4 x 31.0 cm), framed. Condition: Margins over 2 1/4 inches, pale toning and staining, gentle rippling, not examined out of frame. Provenance: The estate of Irving Penn, New York
Giorgio De Chirico - Combattimento Di Gladiatori

Giorgio De Chirico - Combattimento Di Gladiatori

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Lot number: 1287
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Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) Combattimento di gladiatori signed 'G. de Chirico' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 ¼ x 15 ¼ in. (46.5 x 38.5 cm.) Painted in 1929 The Fondazione de Chirico has confirmed the authenticity of this work. It is recorded in the archives under the number 025/04/16. Provenance Galerie Zak, Paris. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Speiser, Philadelphia (by 1934); sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 26 January 1944, lot 18. Acquired at the above sale by the family of the late owner. Pre-Lot Text PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DANIEL W. DIETRICH II Exhibited Philadelphia Museum of Art, Contemporary Painting from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Speiser, January-February 1934, no. 10 (titled Warriors).
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