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Giorgio de Chirico
Cavalli in riva al mare
Painting
1927-1928
129,5 x 96,5 cm

Another masterpiece of the Bilotti gift, in this painting the two horsemen advance elegantly, with the horse’s manes blown by the wind and their tails undulating, on a beach caressed by the light of dawn, or perhaps, the opposite, a violet twilight. The particular and visionary atmosphere of this painting is due to two elements: the temple in the background, which is more of a phantom than real architecture, painted in watery brushstrokes in the same colours as the sky, and the pediment floating on the calm water, like an image flowering from a sea of memory. Thanks to the masterful use of oils, the painting is almost reduced to just two tones suffused with light.

Provenance: Galerie L'Effort Moderne, Paris; Léonce Rosenberg, Paris; Dikran Kalekian, New York

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