Giorgio de Chirico / The Philosopher's Conquest / 1914Giorgio de Chirico
The Philosopher's Conquest

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Creator Name: Chirico, Giorgio de
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; 1888-1978
Creator Name-CRT: Giorgio de Chirico
Title: The Philosopher's Conquest
Title Type: preferred
Title: Die Eroberung des Philosophen
Title Type: alternate
Title: La conquista del filosofo
Title: La Conquête du Philosophe
Title: The Joys and Enigmas of a Strange Hour -- title in André Breton's 1928 "Surrealism and Painting"
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Creation Start Date: 1914
Creation End Date: 1914
Creation Date: 1914
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Classification Term: Modern and Contemporary Art
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 49 1/4 x 39 in. (125.1 x 99.1 cm)
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: G. de Chirico
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1939.405
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Joseph Winterbotham Collection
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Context: DeChirico used innovative highly poetic (rather than descriptive) titles for his works. The original title for this picture is open to debate. When it was reproduced in André Breton's (1896-1966) 1928 "Surrealism and Painting," it was captioned 'The Joys and Enigmas of a Strange Hour.'
AMICA ID: AIC_.1939.405
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

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