Giorgio de Chirico and his drawings on display in Rome

 

Until April 19th, at Carlo Bilotti Museum at Aranciera of Villa Borghese, the exhibition dedicated to the great metaphysical genius Giorgio de Chirico is under way.

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This event is part of the wide range of exhibitions organized between 2008 and 2010, entitled “Immortalità a Giorgio de Chirico” (“Immortality for Giorgio de Chirico”), on the occasion of the 120th recurrence after his birth.

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This exhibition is absolutely different from the ones dedicated to the painter until this moment, inasmuch as for the first time there will not be his paintings on display, but his drawings. The exhibition, entitled “La magia della linea. 110 disegni di de Chirico dalla Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico” (“The magic of line. 110 drawings by De Chirico from the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico”), puts on display a genre which has always been considered subordinate in comparison to painting.

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On the other hand, De Chirico sustained that drawings were an independent genre, with its good reputation and prestige; the line traced on the paper was a free and spontaneous expression of the human soul, able to tell all about its author, much more than a painting.

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The first group of drawings on display (6 metaphysical drawings) are on loan from the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (National Gallery of Modern Art) of Rome. On display you will also find a collection of realistic drawings, the papers of the neometaphysical period and finally the drawings dedicated to the theatre (scenes, costumes, etc). The exhibition wants to be really an original event, which presents as protagonists the works which have been considered such only recently.

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“La magia della linea. 110 disegni di De Chirico dalla Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico” is awaiting for you in Rome at Carlo Bilotti Museum at Aranciera of Villa Borghese, until April 19th 2009.

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