This week’s challenge word on the Illustration Friday website is “perspective”.
Giorgio de Chirico was a pre-surrealistic painter and an early influence on Salvador Dalí. His works from the early twentieth century were jumbled assemblages of shapes and arches and empty buildings and mannequins in skewed perspective and random placement. As his career progressed, he adopted a classic style, reminiscent of old masters like Raphael. He also spoke out as an opponent of the modern art movement. Even later in his career, he began painting in a Baroque style, heavily influenced by Peter Paul Rubens. Curiously, during this time, de Chirico began creating back-dated self-forgeries of his earlier work for the sole purpose of profit. He denounced his early originals as fakes.
He remained prolific until his death in 1978 at age 90.
In spite of how it was presented in his paintings, Giorgio de Chirico actually had a great sense of perspective. He was just fucking with us.
What a genius! You too.
Very interesting as always. I always learn something from your posts; great illustration too.
You are always a learning experience coupled with outrageousness! lol! You rock, rock, rock! 🙂
You have such a cool style! Thanks for the info – I’ve heard of everyone here except for de Chirico. I’m a Dali fan, so I’ll look up some of his work – awesome stuff!
hahahaaha…..that is what is so fun about art….it should always be taken with a grain of salt……
you always make me howl with your quick wit and fun way of educating us!!!
Interesting fellow… this Giorgio de Chirico! I looked him up and reading this!
You always dig up the best stuff!!
I love this illustration. LOve the colors…and the way you illustrated his jacket.