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Giorgio De Chirico Quotes



Quotes by Giorgio De Chirico - (14 quotes)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Art category:

A work of art must narrate something that does not appear within its outline. The objects and figures represented in it must likewise poetically tell you of something that is far away from them and also of what their shapes materially hide from us. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Art category:

Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Artists category:

Profound statements must be drawn by the artist from the most secret recesses of his being; there no murmuring torrent, no birdsong, no rustle of leaves can distract him. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Desire category:

It is essential that the revelation we receive, the conception of an image which embraces a certain thing, which has no sense of itself, which has no subject, which means absolutely nothing from the logical point of view... should speak so strongly in us... that we feel compelled to paint... (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Dreams category:

Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Faith category:

We must hold enormous faith in ourselves. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Immortality category:

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Life category:

One must picture everything in the world as an enigma, and live in the world as if in a vast museum of strangeness. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Mysteries category:

There is much more mystery in the shadow of a man walking on a sunny day, than in all religions of the world. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Painting category:

Painting is the magic art, the fire set alight on the windows of the rich dwelling, as on those of the humble hovel, from the last rays of the setting sun, it is the long mark, the humid mark, the fluent and still mark that the dying wave etches on the hot sand, it is the darting of the immortal lizard on the rock burnt by the midday heat, it is the rainbow of conciliation, on sad May afternoons, after the storm has passed, down there, making a dark backdrop to the almond trees in flower, to the gardens with their washed colours, to the ploughmen's huts, smiling and tranquil, it is the livid cloud chased by the vehement blowing of Aeolus enraged, it is the nebulous disk of the fleeting moon behind the ripped-open funereal curtain of a disturbed sky in the deep of night, it is the blood of the bull stabbed in the arena, of the warrior fallen in the heat of battle, of Adonis' immaculate thigh wounded by the obstinate boar's curved tusk, it is the sail swollen with the winds of distant seas, it is the centuries-old tree browned in the autumn. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Seeing category:

Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Seeing category:

I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Space category:

Perfect knowledge of the space an object should occupy in a picture, and of the space that separates one object from another, establishes a new astronomy of things attached to our planet by the magic law of gravity. (Giorgio de Chirico)

Giorgio de Chirico - From the Vision category:

What I hear is valueless; only what I see is living, and when I close my eyes my vision is even more powerful. (Giorgio de Chirico)