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De Chirico in Ferrara

14.11.2015 - 28.02.2016

Metaphysics and avantgarde

Giorgio de Chirico: Il trovatore, 1917 Collezione privata © by SIAE 2015

Giorgio de Chirico: Il trovatore, 1917 Collezione privata © by SIAE 2015

A hundred years after their creation, the metaphysical masterpieces that De Chirico painted between 1915 and 1918 return to Ferrara, the city of the Estense. In Italy, during World War I, the author is struck by the contrast
between the beauty and the renaissance myths of the Emilian city and the irrationality of the world around him, from which he draws inspiration. Again in Ferrara, in 1917, De Chirico met Carlo Carrà, at the Villa of the Seminary,
the military psychiatric hospital for treatment of neuroses of war, where both were hospitalized. Through this encounter was born an intense philosophical and artistic partnership that inspired De Chirico to define his painting as
This exhibition is the absolute first, created with the purpose of illustrating the cultural features of this crucial period for Italian and European art and, as well as an important group of works by De Chirico, will offer works by Carlo
Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Filippo de Pisis, Raoul Hausmann, George Grosz, René Magritte, Salvador Dalì and Max Ernst.

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Cost: 11,00€

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Palazzo dei Diamanti, Corso Ercole I d'Este, 21