Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Presentation of the Isabella Pakszwer-de Chirico legacy61 works by Giorgio de Chirico

A major 20th century artist and the inventor of metaphysical painting, Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) made Paris his chosen city, after Rome. Almost twenty-one years after the death of his wife Isabella in 1990, the Giorgio and Isa de Chirico Foundation has bequeathed sixty-one works to the City of Paris for its Art Moderne Museum. This museum had already shown its interest in the artist with the Giorgio de Chirico, la fabrique des rêves (Giorgio de Chirico, the Dream Factory) exhibition in 2009, which showed the consistency of Chirico’s work, his talent as a daring inventor and his mistrust of conventions until the very end of his life.

The Art Moderne Museum of the City of Paris now has the largest museum collection of works by Chirico from the second part of the artist’s career, after Rome.
This exceptional series will be presented as part of the collections of the Art Moderne Museum from 10 November 2011. It will include thirty paintings, twenty drawings and eleven sculptures which testify to a constant metafisica. 

The Art Moderne Museum of the City of Paris already had seven works by the Artist, including Hermetic Melancholy (1919), one of his last metaphysical works, The Portrait of Paul Guillaume (1915), and Horse and Gladiators (1930).