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Famous Italian Artist’s Surrealist Paintings Come to Life with Bright Animation

Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico is best well-known for his mysterious paintings of the 1910s and ’20s, and for his considerable influence on Surrealist icons such as Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, and René Magritte. He attempted to find obscured meanings behind everyday life and often painted empty cities, hidden shadows and strange combinations of common objects in places you wouldn’t expect.

Now, for the first time, his excellent work has been brought to life thanks to French motion designer Julien Herman. A huge fan of Giorgio’s work, he chose to pay tribute to change some of his earlier paintings into bright animations.

Julien stated: “The purpose of this project is to give life to Giorgio de Chirico’s work by animating several elements contained into his paintings like shadows, clocks, trains, pennants, etc. while trying to keep the work of the artist the most intact and faithful as possible. This project is a tribute to the surreal and strange world of Giorgio de Chirico.”

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