Thursday, January 14, 2010

Giorgio de Chirico had once been accused by a Signor Martin Alzaga of plagiarizing his early paintings and selling them. He was later accused of denouncing some of his genuine earlier paintings as plagiarism because Alzaga was jealous of the high prices they were drawing, even though his later work wasn’t commanding such high prices. Ironically and strangely enough, he’s accused of forging his paintings and then denouncing his forgeries as forgeries! But despite the absurd accusations, his paintings remain even more strange and mysterious. Paintings that will poetically haunt generations to come, long after Picasso, Matisse, and Monet are forgotten.

Hector and Andromache. 1917.

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