Metaphysical Painting

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Revision on Italian Metaphysical Painting. Giorgio de Chirico.

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Metaphysical Painting

  1. 1. METAPHYSICAL PAINTING Revision
  2. 2. Origin <ul><li>It is an Italian art movement </li></ul><ul><li>It was born in 1917 in Ferrara with the work of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carlo Carrá </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giorgio de Chirico </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The word metaphysical is core to the poetic of the movement </li></ul>
  3. 3. Characteristics <ul><li>They depicted a dreamlike imagery with figures and objects seemingly frozen in time </li></ul><ul><li>Artists accept the representation of the visible world in a traditional perspective space </li></ul>
  4. 4. Characteristics <ul><li>There is something strange in their works: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unusual arrangement of human beings as dummy-like models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects in strange, illogical contexts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unreal lights and colours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unnatural static of still figures </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Characteristics <ul><li>Opposite to Futurism </li></ul><ul><li>They had more than a new way of painting, only a new way of seeing things </li></ul><ul><li>They used a different logic with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deserted squares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silent, rigidly rendered buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colonnades and shadows </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Characteristics <ul><ul><li>Trains passing far away in the distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clocks and statues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is never any precise hint in the paintings about the place or moment of the scene. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics <ul><li>Scenes are full of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eventless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tome of silence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imminence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enigma </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Characteristics <ul><li>All that generated a new reality which goes beyond the meaning of the things presented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a sense of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expectation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mistery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonded with the unconscious mind </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Influences <ul><li>It may appear as a reaction against </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cubism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Futurism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It may seem strange that many of the achievements of 20th century Italian art came during the rise of Fascism </li></ul><ul><li>It created the premises of Surrealism </li></ul>
  10. 10. Artists <ul><li>Main members of the movement were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Giorgio de Chirico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carlo Carra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giorgio Morandi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italo Savino </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luigi Filippo Tibertelli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ardengo Soffici </li></ul></ul>

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