L'œuvre Il Ritornante - Centre Pompidou


Il Ritornante


Reproduction d'une œuvre

Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Adagp, Paris

À propos de l'œuvre

Giorgio De Chirico (1888 - 1978)

Il Ritornante

(Le Retour de Napoléon III ; Napoléon III ; Carvour)

hiver 1917 - 1918

Huile sur toile

94 x 77,9 cm


Achat avec le soutien du fonds du Patrimoine et avec la participation de Monsieur Pierre Bergé, 2009. Ancienne collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2009-198

Description for the presentation 2010 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Given its illustrious history and its iconographic reference,Il ritornante, painted in Ferrara in 1918, counts among Giorgio De Chirico's major works. Its composition is typical of the series of 'metaphysical interiors' begun in 1916, representing figures and symbolic objects within enclosed spaces. Here there are two figures, the first – the enigmatic 'revenant' – with its closed eyes and cruciform moustache and goatee, resurrects the artist's father Evariste De Chirico, who had died in 1905. This railway engineer father finds himself several times exorcised in his son's work, in the appea...

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