The Double Dream of Spring

Artist: Giorgio de Chirico
Style: Metaphysical art
Genre: allegorical painting
Date: 1915
Copyright: Public domain US

As the title implies, The Double Dream of Spring includes two separate scenes. On the left hand side of the painting, there is a statue, as seen from behind. On the right hand of the scene, is a view from above, looking down into a landscape. Above the landscape hovers the large red head of a tailor’s dummy, floating above the view like a hot air balloon. The scene is cut inn half by a large wooden beam, at the bottom of which sits a drawing of the blueprint of an interior scene. The large dummy head is a recurring element in many of De Chirico’s paintings.