The Prodigal Son - Giorgio de Chirico. 87 x 59 cm
A special reality, consisting of objects of various shapes and textures, making an impression of welter (but one also has its own harmony and harmony) against the backdrop of desert landscapes, creating a new metaphysical world, fluctuating on the verge of surrealism and surrealism - all this is about Giorgio de Chirico's painting in general, and about his painting "The Prodigal Son" in particular.
The famous biblical parable embodied a whole cohort of great artists, each at one time - Bosch, Dürer, Rembrandt, Tissot, Polenov, etc. All this work is realistic, painful, where repentance and talent, as a blessing, are the main leitmotifs.
The picture of de Chirico belongs to the decadent period of creativity and at first glance everything is not so here. However, if you look closely through the peculiar presentation of the material, you can catch a familiar story that is read in the son’s drooping head and father’s open arms. Destroying the logic of reality, Chiriko leaves us only hints. But in an amazing way, these hints are enough, and the peculiar implementation of the plot is very emotional for the viewer. This was the phenomenon of the artist’s creativity, which once excited all the foundations of fine art.