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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.”
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.
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.