Giorgio de Chirico Italian, born Greece

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De Chirico painted this self-portrait while he lived in Paris from 1911 to 1915. He created there melancholy cityscapes that became exemplary for the Surrealist movement. His profile view recalls that of ancient Roman coins and medals. The artist sometimes pre-dated his works, as he did this one, several years after their actual date to assert the innovatory style of his pictures.

Self-Portrait, Giorgio de Chirico (Italian (born Greece), Vólos 1888–1978 Rome), Oil on canvas

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