The torso of a statue of a woman stands next to a very large bunch of bananas.
The Uncertainty of the Poet by Giorgio de Chirico, 1913
© DACS, London 2007
- Oil on canvas
- 106 x 94 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £1,067,141; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Executors of Sir Roland Penrose
De Chirico called his pictures of this period 'metaphysical'. He creates a world that defies logical analysis by employing a scrupulously factual technique to describe a dislocated - and seemingly random - group of objects. The result possesses a revelatory power that makes de Chirico's works of 1912-15 among the greatest masterpieces of early twentieth-century painting.
Sir Roland Penrose.