Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Muse

The Muse Of Silence - 1973, Giorgio de Chirico

The Muse

You appeared today
near the ceiling, a warpage
in the atmosphere
up there. The fly who
had got in through the open
window flew though you
descending trapped in
a shaft of the sun's lit path.
I knew instantly
it was you up there
because poems called, whimpered
in my hungry ear.

April 30, 2013 9:48 AM

Self Portrait

Wiki says:
Giorgio de Chirico
Born: 10 July 1888; Volos, Greece
Died: 20 November 1978; Rome, Italy
Active Years: 1909 - 1978
Field: painting
Nationality: Italian
Art Movement: Surrealism, Metaphysical art

The founder of the Metaphysical art movement, Giorgio de Chirico was an Italian (Born in Volos,Greece)surrealist painter, whose work implied a metaphysical questioning of reality. After studying in Athens and Florence, he moved to Germany to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was influenced by the writings of Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer. On his way to Paris, De Chirico traveled back to Florence and later to Turin, where he was moved by the metaphysical beauty of the surroundings.

De Chirico was a prolific artist, painting up until his 90th year. His paintings strongly influenced the surrealist movement, providing inspiration for such prominent artists as Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Philip Guston. His paintings have further helped inspire books, music and even video games.

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