Giorgio De Chirico
(Volos 1888 - Roma 1978)
Giorgio de Chirico was born in Greece from a noble Italian speaking family. He studied painting at the Athens Polytechnic and later at the Academy of Florence and Monaco of Bavaria. In 1911 de Chirico joined his brother Albert in Paris where he met the leading artists of the time, then begins to paint pictures with a personal style and he begins his first representations of the Italian squares. Between 1912 and 1913, his fame spreads, although he still does not get adequate economic success. During this period he began to paint his first mannequins. Over the Parisians years De Chirico paints some of his fundamental artworks, that will mark the twentieth century. At the outbreak of World War I, de Chirico brothers enlist volunteers and are sent to Ferrara. After an initial period of disorientation due to change in the city, George renewed his painting does not depict the largest sunny squares anymore but still lives with geometric symbols, biscuits and breads.