Museums and Art

Purity of the imagination, Giorgio de Chirico, 1915

Purity of the imagination, Giorgio de Chirico, 1915

Purity of the imagination - Giorgio de Chirico. 65x50


Working on Purity of Imagination, de Chirico maintains the same ratio of light and shadow as in the Tower. But it’s not the towers that attract attention anymore - the eye is attracted by a bright rectangle in the back of the picture, brightly lit by the sun. Painting in the picture - the artist will still turn to this technique when writing the so-called metaphysical interiors.

Here, geometric architectural arrays fill the space and, as it were, put pressure on the viewer. This sensation arises because the plane of the picture seems to be tilted. Continuing the search for style, de Chirico’s metaphysics finally approaches the inner vision of reality, when objects turn into pure symbols. Such is his challenge - space and time freeze in paintings: space closes within itself, and time narrows to its personal perception by the artist. Extreme clarity of form and darkness of meaning ...


Watch the video: Giorgio de Chirico on Italian Television with English Translation (June 2021).