I happened to find this small museum of Chirico online and decided to add City Museum category on my blog. With beautiful interior and collection, it’s a must-visit place for art fans.
Casa-museo de Chrico
House Museum from the Artist’s Studio
I’m really sorry that I didn’t know about the museum while I was traveling in Rome years ago. Now Casa-museo Giorgio de Chirico is on my must-visit list for the next travel to Italy, though I don’t know when.
I think you would love this small museum to enjoy the interior and explore the artist’s studio as it was, even if you are not big fans of Chirico. Thanks to the English version of the website, I have their own words for you to imagine how interesting it is.
Climbing the stairs to the second floor, one gains access to the private area of de Chirico’s home with the bedrooms and his studio. The latter, restored as faithfully as possible to how it was when de Chirico worked in it, is without doubt the most evocative room of the entire apartment. Light filters down from a large skylight onto numerous tools of the trade – paintbrushes, tubes of paint, frames, as well as the palette used by the artist, are left as if work was about to recommence. A number of plaster casts of classical busts, gladiators and horses sit on top of the artist’s personal library which contains precious monographs on Watteau, Courbet, Delacroix and Rubens, to name just a few.
Small museum for unique experience
The apartment where the artist lived for 30 years became a museum for the memory of his art and life! Fortunately it’s accessible to public, providing a unique look into the artist’s everyday life as well as an opportunity to enjoy a close up view of his artwork.
I’m happy to have many photos to show the “intimate” beauty of this museum. I’ll be back with more posts for unique city museums (including Korean ones) soon.
Casa-museo Giorgio de Chirico, Piazza di Spagna 31, 00187 Rome, Italy