Metaphysical art is an Italian art movement created by Giorgio de Chirico and Carlo Carrà. Although the movement was short-lived, their art was quite powerful with its ability to show such powerful dream-like imagery. This style of art creates an especially mysterious atmosphere with the bizarre juxtaposition of simple and natural figures, objects, and actions.
Their paintings of squares were of typical Italian cities, and some of the familiar objects depicted in their art include plain buildings, classical statues, trains, and mannequins. Metaphysical art brings an individual to another realm where art meets the unconscious mind, and total awareness beyond the physical reality is expressed.
Famous Metaphysical Artists:
Giorgio De Chirico
Example of Metaphysical Art: Celebes, 1921 by Max Ernst