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Esoteric De Chirico – Traveler Between Two Worlds

By Mariam Chanishvili
Friday, March 29
Georgian National Museum and Italian embassy in Georgia presented the exhibition “Esoteric De Chirico – Traveler Between Two Worlds”, offering works by the founder of the Metaphysical painting – Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978).

The event opening took place at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery on March 27 and will last until May 27. It was attended by Ambassador of Italy to Georgia H.E.Antonio Enrico Bartoli.

De Chirico's metaphysical painting is considered as one of the greatest backgrounds of the surrealist movement. The structure of cities, the architecture of houses, squares, gardens, public walks, gateways, railway stations are expressed with the bright light, sharp shades, clear colors and feels like, he establishes the ideal of eternal forms.

Artist's works often display the motifs of antique and renaissance.

The exhibition, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Georgia and the National Museum of Georgia, is a result of close cooperation with various institutions. These institutions are the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy and the Program "Vivere All'italiana" and the Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The exhibition, curated by Maurizio Vanni, is managed by Cultural Association – Metamorphosis.

The principles of esotericism used in his artworks feature the enigmatic content – he handled to add the secret meaning to the lifeless things, which is evident in his first metaphysical work "The Enigma of an Autumn Afternoon".

This event is a continuation of a series of exhibitions dedicated to the masterpieces of Italian painters, as well as Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian, etc.

"Vivere all’italiana" is the innovative integrated promotion strategy developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Mibact and Mise, to revive the culture and then the Italian economy in the world.