Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain US ← → The Melancholy of Departure Giorgio de Chirico Date: 1916; Italy * Style: Metaphysical art Genre: symbolic painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 50.5 x 34 cm Location: Tate Modern, London, UK Order an oil painting reproduction Ad De Chirico created this painting after returning to Italy from Paris to join the Italian Army at the beginning of World War I. The Melancholy of Departure exemplifies his move away from the bright and open scenes of his earlier career, and his further focus on internal settings and abstract combinations of everyday items. It illustrates a cluster of items used in painting. An easel holds a map, and an archway in the back of the room reveals a tower in the background. This painting was also the inspiration for a song by American Jazz artists Mark Isham and Art Lande, also entitled “The Melancholy of Departure.” Giorgio de Chirico Famous works Piazza d'Italia Giorgio de Chirico · 1913 The Nostalgia of the Infinite Giorgio de Chirico · 1911 - 1913 Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure) Giorgio de Chirico · 1914 Mystery and Melancholy of a Street Giorgio de Chirico · 1914 The Double Dream of Spring Giorgio de Chirico · 1915 The Child's Brain Giorgio de Chirico · 1917 The Disquieting Muses Giorgio de Chirico · 1916 - 1918 View all 197 artworks Related Artworks The Emperor of China Alfred Kubin Youth Rene Magritte Nocturne Rene Magritte The window Rene Magritte Midnight marriage Rene Magritte The face of genius Rene Magritte The musings of the solitary walker Rene Magritte A famous man Rene Magritte Popular panorama Rene Magritte Untitled collage Rene Magritte Untitled Rene Magritte After the Water, the Clouds Rene Magritte Untitled Rene Magritte The Groom Alfred Kubin The sensational news Rene Magritte The catapult of desert Rene Magritte The dawn of Cayenne Rene Magritte Wreackage of the shadow Rene Magritte The lost jockey Rene Magritte The difficult crossing Rene Magritte 1 Load more Advertisement.