The philosopher's walk is Giorgio de Chirico. 135x64
Philosopher's walk - the work is innovative and unexpected. De chirico depicts in perspective a pedestal on which a plaster cast of Zeus’s head and two artichokes gleaming with metal are located, the balance of which is about to be disturbed. It seems that objects will now begin to roll off the surface. The composition is inscribed in an open space with a factory pipe in the background. The philosopher's walk is one of the artist’s most difficult metaphysical works.
The noble and stoic nature of the deity is contrasted here with artichokes - vegetables quite common in France and Italy. Summarizing, you can see the opposition of mineral, stone and plant elements. The master arranges objects in various combinations, using them simply as symbols. It’s hard to talk about any connections between the red pipe, the plaster head and two artichokes. Because in reality these items are not compatible. The play of light and shadow enhances the mystery of the scene.
Rounded forms of artichokes are found in many works of de Chirico of this period. Once, in 1913, the artist had an unusual dream: The beauty of slender red pipes. Wall. Two iron artichokes stroke me ... With these iron-born artichokes born in dreams, de Chirico will further enrich his metaphorical palette.