The Eventuality of Destiny

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1927

Artist:

Giorgio de Chirico
Italian, born Greece, 1888–1978

About this artwork

In the years following World War I, artists across Europe sought to put the disruptions of war behind them. Searching for a new artistic vocabulary, they moved away from the fragmented forms of prewar Cubism and looked to the classical tradition, forging what was known as the “return to order.” This new style had many sources of inspiration, including the art of ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, and even later Neoclassical revivals. Giorgio de Chirico was likewise attracted to the idea of classicism; his The Eventuality of Destiny is in part the result of his study of the works and techniques of the Old Masters.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 394

Artist

Giorgio de Chirico

Title

The Eventuality of Destiny

Origin

Italy

Date

1927

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

signed and dated lower left: G. de Chirico/1927

Dimensions

57 1/2 × 45 in. (146 × 114.3 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederic C. Bartlett

Reference Number

1964.213

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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