VIDEOS: A Closer Look at Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini

Each year CIMA’s fellows select a work in the exhibition and prepare a short video about it. Below are four videos highlighting works in the Giorgio de Chirico – Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini – Giorgio de Chirico exhibition. You can enjoy some of the videos from past seasons (on Fortunato Depero, Medardo Rosso, or Giorgio Morandi) on our Vimeo site.

Giovanni Casini shares some insight into Giorgio de Chirico’s 1928 painting, Gladiators, a work painted in Paris during a particularly inventive and prolific period for the artist.


Maria Bremer explores Giulio Paolini’s 1975 sculptural installation, Mimesis — one of a series of works sharing this title begun by the artist in this year.


Sophia Farmer chose what is perhaps the most famous picture in the exhibition, Giorgio de Chirico’s Le Muse Inquietanti or The Disquieting Muses of 1918, the subject that launched de Chirico’s controversial practice of copying his own work — something that inspired later artists such as Andy Warhol.


And Fabio Cafagna shares his insights into Giulio Paolini’s Anna-logia of 1966 — a fascinating encapsulation of the artist’s practice and the first example Paolini citing his own work instead of an earlier master from art history.


These fellows will be presenting their research on May 18 + 19 at CIMA’s Study Days. They also lead visits of the exhibition every Friday and Saturday at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. Join us!