This is a preview of the content in our Venice Art & Culture app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Add Map function to find sites, as well as your own custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with our advanced text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

Giorgio de Chirico

Master of the Metaphysical

Soothsayer's Recompense, by De Chirico

Giorgio De Chirico (1888–1978) was one of the founding fathers of the Metaphysical School in Ferrara (1916–18) and best known for his uncanny urban landscapes dotted with classical odds and ends and mannequins; see his paintings in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Jennifer Mei