Giorgio de Chirico portrait

Giorgio de Chirico

Exhibition Announcements   |   Balasz Takac

The upcoming exhibition at Hamburger Kunsthalle will revisit the domains of Giorgio de Chirico and the impact Metaphysical art made on history.

Gustave Moreau - Oedipus and the Sphinx (detail), 1864
Artwork(s) In Focus, Top Lists, Art History   |   Elena Martinique

Greek myths and their characters have been inspiring artists throughout centuries. Here are some of the most famous Greek mythology paintings in art history.

Methaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920 - Installation view
Exhibition Announcements   |   Balasz Takac

At the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York currently on display is an exhibition titled Metaphysical Masterpieces, with works by Morandi, Sironi, and Carra.

Paul Cezanne - Bathers at Rest, 1904
Top Lists   |   Elena Martinique

The meanings attached to the bath and bathing are manifold. Here is a selection of ten most notable early modernist paintings depicting nude bathers.

Michelangelo Pistoletto – Venus of the Rags 1967, 1974. Image via Tate
Art History   |   Angie Kordic

Spanning many centuries, the Italian art and its outstanding, rich cultural legacy continue to inspire contemporary artists working in Italy today.

Carlo Carrà - Il cavaliere rosso (1913), via pinterest com

Italian Futurism sought to create an entirely new world order, but a complicated relationship with fascism greatly overshadowed its artistic achievements.

Giorgio de Chirico - Melancholia, 1916
Art History   |   Patina Lee

Read about metaphysical painting, also known as Pittura Metafisica - a crucial part of Metaphysical Art School, pursued by a few Italian artists in the 1910s.