GIORGIO DE CHIRICO. PORTRAIT OF DR. ALBERT C. BARNES.
WALLPAPER PHOTOMOSAICS by RAMÓN CAMPOS
This masterpiece belongs to the collection of the Barnes Foundation. The photomosaic has been composed entirely with fragments selected from other artworks belonging to the aforementioned collection. The original dimensions of this wallpaper photomosaic is 23,000 x 18,000 pixels allow high-resolution reproductions up to 250 x 200 cm. Of course, it can be faithfully reproduced in smaller sizes.
ABOUT ORIGINAL «PORTRAIT OF DR. BARNES» BY GIORGIO DI CHIRICO (1888-1978).
The Giorgio de Chirico portrait of 1927. Dr. Albert C. Barnes is more enigmatic. The subject, seen in semi-profile, seems lost in thought, brooding perhaps, his seated body angled to the right, his eyes gazing away from the viewer. One large hand dangles at his waist, while, balanced above it, the other rest against his cheek. It’s a portrait at once cool and melancholic -a point emphasized by the palate of grays, pales blues, and browns.
ABOUT GIORGIO DI CHIRICO BY ALBERT C. BARNES (1872-1951).
Chirico is important because he has something to say to all persons sufficiently sensitive and informed to take in the significance of his message. What he reveals in his interpretations of his great predecessors’ messages is a grasp of the essentials of the originals, recast by their passage through a fertile imagination reenforced by a background of classic lore and a comprehension of what the creative artists of today are telling the world through the medium of their work. His painting is as definitely Italian as Giotto’s or Titian’s, and the poetry and mysticism of these artists reappear in Chirico tempered by a strange and appealing exotic ism. His personality reflects the serenity, the equilibrium, the constant and well directed efforts of his great compatriots of the Italian Renaissance. And he has used legitimately this ancestral heritage in making meaningful his own poetic and mystic vision of the world of today. ALBERT C. BARNES.