Giorgio de Chirico
VENEZIA (CHIESA DELLA SALUTE)
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO
1888 - 1978
VENEZIA (CHIESA DELLA SALUTE)
signed; signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse
oil on canvas
Executed in 1955
(firmato; firmato, intitolato e iscritto sul retro
olio su tela
Eseguito nel 1955)
cm 49x78,3; inches 19.29 by 30.82
Framed (con cornice): cm 80x108,5x8,2; inches 31.49 by 42,71 by 3.22
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This work is in good overall condition. There is a scratch with a few paint losses by the upper right corner. There are a few micro paint losses along the right margin towards the upper area. The canvas is slightly wavy by the upper right corner. No traces of retouching appear to be visible under UV light. (IN GENERALE L'OPERA E' IN BUONE CONDIZIONI. VI E' UN PICCOLO GRAFFIO CON ALCUNE CADUTE DI COLORE IN CORRISPONDENZA DELL'ANGOLO SUPERIORE DESTRO. VI SOONO ALCUNE MINORI MANCANZE LUNGO IL MARGINE DESTRO VERSO L'ALTO. LA TELA E' LEGGERMENTE ONDULATA IN CORRISPONDENZA DELL'ANGOLO SUPERIORE DESTRO. NON VI SONO TRACCE DI RSTAURI VISIBILI SOTTO LA LAMPADA A RAGGI UV.)
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Franco Simongini: “Maestro, you often come to Venice and you painted many pictures with the Piazza San Marco and the Basilica della Salute as backgrounds. Why and what impressions a city like Venice arouses in you?"
De Chirico: “I have often come to Venice and I keep coming because it is a very beautiful city, of a particular beauty. I am not the first one, after all, since poets, writers and philosophers have been loving and coming to Venice for a very long time.”
Franco Simongini: “Are there any particular pictorial reasons?”
De Chirico: “Yes, there is a lot of variety, there is in the colours too, there are many contrasts. It is a city that suits painting: it is the city of painting par excellence.”
Franco Simongini: "Maestro lei viene spesso a Venezia e ha dipinto molti quadri con lo sfondo di Piazza San Marco, della Salute, come mai che impressioni suscita in lei una città come Venezia?"
De Chirico: "Son venuto spesso a Venezia e continuo a venire perché è una città molto bella, di una bellezza particolare. Del resto non sono il primo perché da molto tempo i poeti, gli scrittori e i filosofi hanno amato a Venezia e sono venuti a Venezia."
Franco Simongini: "Ci sono dei motivi pittorici particolari?"
De Chirico: "Si, c’è molta varietà, c’è anche nel colore, ci sono molti contrasti. È una città che si presta alla pittura: è la città della pittura per eccellenza."