The Jewish Angel  1916

by Giorgio de Chirico

This still life is exceptional in the oeuvre of this artist, whose acclaimed magical Italian cityscapes of 1911 to 1917 would influence the Surrealists a decade later. Painted wood elements, among them a pink-dotted French curve, blue-and-white meter stick, and right angles, are stacked pell-mell above what might be kilometer markers. Among these objects, an oversize eye, ...
26 7/8 × 17 3/4 in. (68.3 × 45.1 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art