Italian art heritage abroad: The Song of Love

Sep 29, 2019 445

BY: Andrea Angelini

The Song of Love may sound like a piece of romantic Italian music, but in fact it is the title of a painting displayed at the Museum of Modern Art – MoMA — in New York, painted by the Italian painter Giorgio De Chirico in 1914. De Chirico was the leading representative of metaphysical painting, an art movement born in his soul and his imagination in the years just before the Great War (World War I).

In fact, although he was born in Greece to a noble Italian family, De Chirico moved to Italy when he was 18, spending a period in Milan and Florence. Right there he painted his first metaphysical picture concerning a town square, charmed by the mystery of the city of Dante.

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