GIORGIO DE CHIRICO
Moscow, New Tretyakov Gallery
This was the first exhibition in Russia by Giorgio de Chirico (1888−1978), an Italian painter, sculptor, stage designer and poet, one of the leading masters in the art of the 20th century, a forerunner of surrealism and the founder of the Metaphysical Painting movement.
The works of Giorgio de Chirico, placed in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery next to the Russian art of the twentieth century, allow us to discover many parallels and mutual influence of various artistic movements. Considering it in the context of simultaneous artistic processes enriches our perception of art and gives important additional meanings to the pieces. The De Chirico exhibition allowed viewers to comprehend his influence on such Russian artists as K. Malevich, A. Shevchenko, A. Deineka, K. Rozhdestvensky, V. Ermolaev, who transformed some of the techniques and motifs of the master's painting in their works.
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