Art Term

Pittura Metafisica

Early twentieth century Italian art movement typified by dream-like views of eerie arcaded squares with unexpected juxtapositions of objects (English translation of Pittura Metafisica is Metaphysical Art)

Giorgio de Chirico, ‘The Uncertainty of the Poet’ 1913
Giorgio de Chirico
The Uncertainty of the Poet 1913
Tate
© DACS, 2018
Giorgio de Chirico, ‘The Melancholy of Departure’ 1916
Giorgio de Chirico
The Melancholy of Departure 1916
Tate
© DACS, 2018