The Uncertainty of the Poet
- Art Funded
- 106 x 94 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £50,000 (Total: £1,067,141; Tax remission)
- 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.