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Giorgio de Chirico
BAGNI MISTERIOSI CON BORGHESI AL TAVOLO D'OSTERIA (MYSTERIOUS BATHS WITH BOURGEOIS AT THE TAVERN TABLE)
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Giorgio de Chirico
BAGNI MISTERIOSI CON BORGHESI AL TAVOLO D'OSTERIA (MYSTERIOUS BATHS WITH BOURGEOIS AT THE TAVERN TABLE)
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Giorgio de Chirico
1888 - 1978
BAGNI MISTERIOSI CON BORGHESI AL TAVOLO D'OSTERIA (MYSTERIOUS BATHS WITH BOURGEOIS AT THE TAVERN TABLE)
signed G. de Chirico (lower right)
pencil on paper
28 by 22.5cm., 11 by 9in.
Drawn in 1934.
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This work is registered in the archives of the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome, under no. 086/06/15 OT. 

Provenance

Editions Sonet, Paris (sold: Sotheby's, London, 1st July 1987, lot 503)

Private Collection, United States (sold: Sotheby's, London, 22nd October 1997, lot 17)

Private Collection, France (purchased at the above sale; sold: Christie's, London, 23rd October 2001, lot 101)

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exposition

LAMeC-Basilica Palladiana, Laboratorio per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Amedeo Porro Arte Moderna, Vicenza, Giorgio de Chirico Metafisica dei Bagni misteriosi, 1998, n. 23, pp. 106 & 107, illustrated in the catalogue

Bibliographie

Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, I Bagni Misteriosi: De Chirico negli anni Trenta: Parigi, Italia, New York, Milan, 1991, p. 235, no. 33, illustrated

Description

‘The idea of the theme of the Mysterious Baths came to me when I was in an apartment on which the floor had been waxed. I saw a man coming towards me, whose legs where reflected on the floor. I had the impression he could drown in that floor, as in a swimming pool, that he could move and even swim. In that way I imagined strange swimming pools with men immersed in that water-parquet that were in total stillness, and then moved, and at times they stopped to talk to other people who were outside the pool-floor’
Giorgio de Chirico quoted in Giorgio de Chirico. Gli ideali dell'Est (exhibition catalogue), Japan, 2005, p. 258, translated from Italian.

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