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The Scholar's Playthings


Giorgio de Chirico



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G376
The Scholar's Playthings, Giorgio de Chirico
The Scholar's Playthings: Gallery Label - Current
: A Metaphysical Interior by Giorgio de Chirico
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Medium: Paintings | Oil on canvas
Size: 35 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (89.54 x 51.44 cm) (canvas)42 x 27 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (106.68 x 69.22 x 6.35 cm) (outer frame)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Signature and Date LR in black: [G. de Chirico 5-1917]
Physical Description: Metaphysical School. Scuola Metafisica. Surrealist still life with anatomical charts, drafting triangles and tools, and banded rod or maulstick. Architectural drawing in foreground. Various abstracted rectangles and triangles in remainder of composition.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Maslon
Accession Number: 72.75
Rights: ©2002 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Artist: Giorgio de Chirico, Italian, born Greece, 1888 - 1978
Role: Artist
Nationality: Italian
Life Dates: Italian, born Greece, 1888 - 1978
Added to Site: February 28, 2009