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List of famous Metaphysical art paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Metaphysical art period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Metaphysical art paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Metaphysical art period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

List pieces include The Uncertainty of the Poet, The Song of Love and many more.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Metaphysical art paintings?” and “What are examples of Metaphysical art paintings?”
The Enigma of the Hour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Metaphysical art Paintings
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The Enigma of the Hour is a painting by the Italian metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico. He created the work during his early period, when he focused on metaphysical depictions of town squares and other urban environments. The Enigma depicts an urban scene with the classical architecture and angular lighting that are de Chirico's hallmarks. Several figures around the scene have vague features, to give the sense that they are absent. Above the scene is a large clock that reads six minutes to three. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Giorgio de Chirico

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Metaphysical art, Surrealism

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Gare Montparnasse (The Melanch... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Metaphysical art Paintings
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Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure) is a painting by the Italian metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico. Many of de Chirico’s works were inspired by the introspective feelings evoked by travel. He was born in Greece to Italian parents. This work was painted during a period when he lived in Paris. The painting depicts the Gare Montparnasse railway station in Paris, France. It is a classic example of de Chirico’s style, depicting an angular perspective on an outdoor architectural setting in the long shadows and deep colours of early evening. On the horizon is a steam train with a plume of white smoke billowing away from it. The train image appears several times in de Chirico's ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Giorgio de Chirico

Subject: Gare Montparnasse

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Metaphysical art, Surrealism

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Le Rêve Transformé is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Metaphysical art Paintings
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Le Rêve Transformé is a 1913 painting by the Italian metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico. This work contains the classic de Chirico images of an empty urban scene at late evening with a ghostly train on the horizon. This time in the foreground is an arrangement of bananas, pineapples and a Greek sculpture. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Giorgio de Chirico

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Metaphysical art, Surrealism

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The Song of Love is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Metaphysical art Paintings
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The Song of Love is a painting by the Italian metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico. It is one of the most famous works by de Chirico and an early example of the surrealist style, though it was painted ten years before the movement was "founded" by André Breton in 1924. It depicts an outdoor architectural setting similar to other works by de Chirico at this time. This time however, the main focus is a small wall on which is mounted a Greek sculpted head and a surgeon's glove. Below it is a green ball. On the horizon is the outline of a locomotive, an image that recurs several times during this period of de Chirico's career. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Giorgio de Chirico

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Metaphysical art, Surrealism

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