Surrealists really like cleaver, intriguing titles for their paintings, as it seems to bring another level of mystery to their works. Chirico has some beauties and this is one of my favourites. The painting itself, for me, is both calming and unsettling at the same time, but the title opens up a whole new can of worms for the viewer. Pondering the infinite in an Italian Piazza is always more intriguing when you do it beneath a huge tower under the setting sun with a litre of vino rosso. You can’t actually see the wine – that’s where the nostalgia comes in.


January 27, 2016

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