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Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne



Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) • The Soothsayer’s Recompense 1913 • Oil on canvas • 53 3/8 x 70 7/8 inches • Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection • Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art
Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)

The Soothsayer's Recompense 1913
Oil on canvas
53 3/8 x 70 7/8 inches
Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection
Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art
Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne
UNITED STATES
PHILADELPHIA  •  Philadelphia Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
 
These "Metaphysical" works began around 1912, with a series of 8 Ariadne paintings in which Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) depicted a reclining statue of the Princess of Greek mythology in an empty, sun-drenched piazza. According to the legend, Ariadne was abandoned by her lover, Theseus, on the desert island of Naxos, after he had slayed the Minotaur with the aid of her thread, which had helped him to navigate the labyrinth.

This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the entire Ariadne series, including such masterpieces as The Soothsayer's Recompense (1913), along with related drawings and sculpture. This group of works, which would have such a powerful impact on the Surrealist paintings of Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, are complemented by a selection of later paintings on the theme of Ariadne, whose serial approach foreshadows the work of Andy Warhol, a close friend of de Chirico in the 1970s. The approximately 50 works of art on display offer visitors the opportunity to examine the early and late works in relation to one another and to analyze the autobiographical symbolism of these images.

Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne will be on view at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London from 22 January through 13 April 2003.

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