Review of works

A Commission has been set up to examine the works of Giorgio de Chirico. The Commission is composed of Professors Paolo Baldacci and Fernando Mazzocca, assisted, when necessary, by the technical consultants responsible for Diagnostic Investigations.

The Commission examines works of any kind that, in its sole discretion, relate to the period 1908-1943. The Commission also examines oil paintings on canvas depicting metaphysical subject matter, which according to its unquestionable judgement refer to the period 1944-1949.

The Commission may, if it deems it necessary, avail itself of the advice of other experts, either external or already part of the Scientific Council of the Archive.

In order for a work to be accepted for examination, a high-resolution colour photographic documentation of the front and back of the work must first be sent and a form must be completed containing all the technical data and information known about the work’s provenance and date of purchase.

The Commission reserves the right, at its own unquestionable discretion, to preliminarily discard works that it does not consider useful to examine (either because they are clearly not attributable to de Chirico or because they are of a different period). An estimate of costs will be sent for the works to be examined, to be signed for acceptance.


The Archive of Metaphysical Art published with Allemandi of Turin the Catalogue Raisonné delle opere di Giorgio de Chirico (1908-1943), consisting of 6 volumes with a total of 36 Dossiers of approximately 200 pages each. Not all works previously included in other catalogues or publications will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné, either for lack of requirements or for other reasons that may be specified from time to time at the discretion of the Catalogue editors and the Commission.

If you would like to know whether a work will be published in the Catalogue Raisonné please follow the instructions in the Catalogue Raisonné section. If the work is not yet archived and requires further investigation, please follow the instructions above regarding Review of works. If the work has already been archived but is not included in the Catalogue Raisonné, the curators and the Commission reserve the right to communicate this.