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The Invincible Chariot | La biga invincibile by Giorgio De Chirico

Gilden's Art Gallery (IFPDA)



Edition Size: 99

Sheet Size: 51 x 68 cm. cm


Condition: Good

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Vólos, Greece 1888 – 1978 Rome (Italian)

Title: The Invincible Chariot | La biga invincibile, 1969

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Litthograph in Colours with Hand-colouring on Japan Paper

Paper size: 51 x 68 cm. / 20 x 26.7 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “G. de Chirico” at the lower right. Our impression is an artist’s proof with extensive hand-colouring aside from the edition of 99. It is also inscribed “P.d.A.” Prova d’artista [artist’s proof] and “colorata a mano” [hand coloured]. It was published by Alberto Caprini Stampatore, Rome in 1969. The paper bears the printer’s and publisher’s blindstamps.

Literature: Brandani, E. (1999). Catalogo dell’opera grafica1969-1977. Volume II. Bologna: Bora.

Reference: Brandani 54

Condition: Very good condition. Skilfully repaired tears along the sheet edges.


The Artist

Giorgio De Chirico

Italian artist and writer Giorgio De Chirico was born in Volos, Greece in 1888. De Chirico was the founder of the scuola metafisica, or Metaphysical art movement, which is thought to be a key influence in the subsequent surrealist movement. His work was based on the themes of philosophy, questioning reality, and the beauty of his metaphysical surroundings. De Chirico studied initially in Athens, then Florence and then moved to Germany, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Here, his passion for the writings of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche gave inspiration to his work. He painted empty arcades, elongated shadows, towers and mannequins, conveying a dichotomy of both power and emptiness. He opposed modern art openly, and frequently spoke out about his disapproval, advocating the more classical style of Raphael and Signorelli. In his later life,

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