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De Chirico: The Song of Love

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A book exploring the sources behind Giorgio de Chirico's The Song of Love and its ongoing influence

De Chirico made his career in Paris in the years before World War I, combining his nostalgia for ancient Mediterranean culture with his fascination for the curios found in Parisian shop windows.

Beloved by the Surrealists, this uncanny image exemplifies de Chirico’s radical “metaphysical” painting, which creates a disturbing sense of unreality, outside logical space and time, through the novel depiction of ordinary things. Emily Braun’s essay explores the sources behind the work’s enigmatic motifs, its influence on avant-garde painters and poets, and its continuing ability to captivate viewers as de Chirico intended, even a century after it was made.

Details
  • Author: Emily Braun
  • Paperback: 48 pages | 35 colour illustrations
  • Date published: June 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0870708725
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.8 cm