Siamo esplratori pronti per una nuove partenze – “We are explorers ready for fresh beginnings”. This quote alongside Giorgio de Chirco’s Metaphysical Muse painting from 1918 can currently be seen at an inspiring exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara (it ends on 28th February 2016).
It serves both as an illustration of the Italian surrealist painter’s restless yet hopeful spirit and is as good a message as any to end another year on the planet.
Heaven knows, we all need to find something fresh, joyous and innovative in a world that constantly appears on the brink of irreversible disaster.
The Dadaists and Surrealists got it right, I think, when they concluded that the subconscious mind reveals more truth about being and nothingness than any rational analysis can provide.