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The Double Dream of Spring

Giorgio de Chirico

The Double Dream of Spring

Giorgio de Chirico
  • Date: 1915; Paris, France 
  • Style: Metaphysical art
  • Genre: allegorical painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: allegories-and-symbols, arts-and-crafts
  • Dimensions: 56.2 x 54.3 cm

As the title implies, The Double Dream of Spring includes two separate scenes. On the left hand side of the painting, there is a statue, as seen from behind. On the right hand of the scene, is a view from above, looking down into a landscape. Above the landscape hovers the large red head of a tailor’s dummy, floating above the view like a hot air balloon. The scene is cut inn half by a large wooden beam, at the bottom of which sits a drawing of the blueprint of an interior scene. The large dummy head is a recurring element in many of De Chirico’s paintings.

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