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)

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  • Giorgio de Chirico, 'The Uncertainty of the Poet' 1913
    Giorgio de Chirico
    The Uncertainty of the Poet 1913
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1060 x 940 mm
    frame: 1232 x 1125 x 73 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund (Eugene Cremetti Fund), the Carroll Donner Bequest, the Friends of the Tate Gallery and members of the public 1985© DACS, 2002
  • Giorgio de Chirico, 'The Melancholy of Departure' 1916
    Giorgio de Chirico
    The Melancholy of Departure 1916
    Oil on canvas
    support: 518 x 359 mm
    frame: 682 x 524 x 70 mm
    Purchased 1978© DACS, 2002