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Painting The Uncertainty of the Poet, Giorgio de Chirico, 1913

Painting The Uncertainty of the Poet, Giorgio de Chirico, 1913

The uncertainty of the poet is Giorgio de Chirico. 106x94

In the works of the period from the beginning of the 19th century, de Chirico quite often found images of bananas. The choice of these images is sexually motivated, although it may also be due to recollections of evening walks with Guillaume Apollinaire. On the streets of Paris, one could often see trays of banana sellers.

In the Uncertainty of the Poet a bunch of bananas, as it were, comes out of the female bosom or, conversely, approaches it. Throughout his creative life, de Chirico will use a combination of plant elements with antique sculpture. Here, of course, we can see the influence of the great Cezanne, both in comparing the objects of still life, and in the approach to their formal image, and even in experiments with perspective. Much later, in 1974, in a completely different technique, the master will create a work of Apollo and roses. Fruits and vegetables are depicted here in great detail, the landscape in the background can even be described as lyrical. The only thing that remains unchanged is the sensation of unsteadiness and unreality, passing through all the work of de Chirico.


Watch the video: Giorgio De Chirico (June 2021).