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