Giorgio de Chirico quotes

  • To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Dream #Art #Common Sense

  • One must picture everything in the world as an enigma, and live in the world as if in a vast museum of strangeness.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Museums #World #Enigma

  • Everything has two aspects; the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Men #Two #Ordinary

  • There is much more mystery in the shadow of a man walking on a sunny day, than in all religions of the world.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Men #Shadow #World

  • If a work of art is to be truly immortal, it must pass quite beyond the limits of the human world, without any sign of common sense and logic. In this way the work will draw nearer to dream and to the mind of a child.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Dream #Art #Children

  • We must hold enormous faith in ourselves.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Faith #Enormous

  • It is essential that the revelation we receive, the conception of an image which embraces a certain thing, which has no sense of itself, which has no subject, which means absolutely nothing from the logical point of view... should speak so strongly in us... that we feel compelled to paint...
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Mean #Views #Desire

  • Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Dream #Mind #Strange

  • Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Art #Butterfly #Men

  • When I close my eyes my vision is even more powerful.
    -- Giorgio de Chirico

    #Powerful #Eye #Perception