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De Chirico at The National Gallery of Modern Art: Going Beyond the rational.

“To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.”Giorgio De Chirico - one of the godfather's of modern Italian art

Outstanding Italian Surrealist, Giorgio De Chirico (July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978) founded the Metaphysical art movement together with Carlo Carrà. He expressed themes like nostalgia, enigma and myth through a visionary use of the image which deeply influenced the following generations.

The burden of classicism

Thirty years after his death, The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome (GNAM), hosts an exhibition of more than 100 works (paintings, drawings and one sculpture) with the aim to discover the complex relation he had with the art of the past and how he went beyond the "barriers" of classicism.

The exhibition is divided into thematic sections: "Mitologia e Archeologia" (Mythology and Archeology) , "La copia"(the copy), "La grande pittura" (the great paint), "I d’apre’s da Rubens" (d’apre’s by Rubens), "La Neometafisica" (Neometaphysics), and "I disegni" (Drawings). And the public can admire for the first time an awesome oversized canva entitled "Capriccio veneziano", which De Chirico dedicated to the magnificent style of Veronese, a prominent Renaissance painter from Venice.One faceless impression by Giorgio de Chirico

So why not come to Rome and stay in a comfortable, warm room at Lucci Hotel while visiting the exhibition? Being so well located, you can easily reach the art museum without being in a hurry.

The National Gallery of Modern Art

Viale delle Belle Arti, 131

How to get here

By Tram: 3 and 19, Viale delle Belle Arti

By bus: 88 – 95 – 490 – 495, M, Piazzale del Fiocco

By subway: Line A – metro stop Flaminio

Museum Opening Hours

From Tuesday to Sunday 08.30 to 19.30; closed Mondays.

Last entry to galleries is 40 minutes before closing time.