Friday, November 07, 2008

Salita al convento

Giorgio De Chirico (July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978)
Salita al convento 1908
Oil on Canvas 50 x 50
Santa Giulia Museo della Città , Brescia

De Chirico was an influential pre-Surrealist and then Surrealist Greek-Italian painter born in Volos, Greece, to a Genovese mother and a Sicilian father.

He founded the scuola metafisica art movement

He is best known for the paintings he produced between 1909 and 1919, his metaphysical period, which are memorable for the haunted, brooding moods evoked by their images.