Casa Museo di Giorgio de Chirico (Giorgio de Chirico House Museum), Rome

Casa Museo di Giorgio de Chirico (Giorgio de Chirico House Museum), Rome

Exploring house museums provides a captivating glimpse into the lives of renowned individuals, and the Giorgio de Chirico House Museum is no exception. This extraordinary artist acquired an apartment in the Borgognoni Palace, and now you have the opportunity to visit the very spaces where he resided and worked from 1948 until his passing in 1978. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of his creative sanctuary as you explore the entrance hall, dining room, bedrooms, and studio. On an easel in the studio is his last, unfinished sketch of a bathing woman. You can also marvel at his book collection and behold his paints and brushes, providing insights into his artistic process.

Venturing to the 4th floor, you will encounter a display of de Chirico's paintings. Among them, notable pieces include "Il Mediatore," "Donna in Riposo," "Le Maschere," and "Bagnanti." Delight in the presence of sculptures and graphics from his personal collection, which further enhance the artistic experience.

Giorgio de Chirico is widely regarded as one of Italy's most prominent Pre-Surrealist and Surrealist artists, earning a place alongside luminaries like Salvador Dalí. His most exceptional works emerged during his Metaphysical Period, spanning from 1909 to 1919 when he founded the Metaphysical School art movement. Similar to Gala's role as Dalí's muse, de Chirico's wife, Isabella, held a significant place in his artistry, appearing in numerous portraits and paintings. However, in 1939, he shifted to adopt a Baroque style influenced by Rubens. These later works faced criticism for not matching the brilliance of his earlier creations. In a defiant response to the critics he deemed "ignorant," de Chirico back-dated certain paintings, which were subsequently hailed with acclaim.

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Mon, Thu-Sat: 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
Last Sundays of the month: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

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Sight Location: Rome, Italy (See walking tours in Rome)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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