The Musée de I’Orangerie in Paris has collaborated with the Musée d’Orsay to bring together a collection of work from one of the leading figures in metaphysical painting, Giorgio de Chirico.
The exhibition takes visitors through the work and influences of the artist during his time in Munich, Turin and Paris. Alongside his brother, de Chirico is seen as one of the fathers of this movement, and therefore an important figure to study. His work gained a following with other artists and collectors in Paris in around 1911 and this movement would continue through the decade.
This year, just over 100 years later, we can see those pieces through fresh eyes and consider their impact on 20th-century art. The exhibition was originally scheduled to open from April 1 to July 13, 2020, but a few days before its opening cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus in France and the lockdown. Now, you have the opportunity to see it from September 16 to December 14, 2020. If you have never heard the name of the artist before, don’t let that put you off. This is a fascinating show in an interesting genre.
Paolo Baldacci, Président of the Archivio dell’Arte Metafisica
Cécile Girardeau, curator, Musée de l’Orangerie
From 16 September 2020 to 14 December 2020
Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries
Place de la Concorde
Opening days and hours :
Open from 9 am to 6 pm
Last admission: 5:15 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Full rate: €6,50
Free admission for:
– Visitors under 18 years old
– European Union nationals: Visitors from 18 to 25 years old
– All visitors on the first Sunday of each month
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