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Monday, October 10, 2011

De Chirico Copy

De Chirico Copy

6x6in oil on canvas board  $85.

Detail: Le Reve Transform 1913

What a pleasure to paint such straightforward bananas. BUT are they really what they seem?
If you look carefully at the shadow area, middle bottom you will see a male eye and nose - lying on its side. The bananas reportedly represented exoticism. The full painting this detail is from is full of symbolism.

If you are not familiar with Giorgio De Chirico's work he was an Italian painter and best known for founding the Metaphysical Movement with Carlo Carra. This was, perhaps, the most original and important movement in Italian Art of the 20th Century. His work had a great influence on Surrealism to the extent that both Dali and Margritte acknowledged de Chirico as a forerunner master.

Years later this artist reverted to academic painting.

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