Metaphysical Interior with Biscuits

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Metaphysical Interior with Biscuits
Metaphysical with Biscuits.jpg
Artist Giorgio de Chirico
Year 1916
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 81.3 cm × 65.1 cm (32 in × 25 58 in)
Location The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

Metaphysical Interior with Biscuits (1916) is a painting by the Italian metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico. It is one of the earliest editions in a series of works that extended late into de Chirico’s career.

Like the others in this series, this painting depicts a room cluttered with objects in a surreal arrangement. In this case the main focus is a panel on which are mounted several biscuits (crackers) arranged to resemble an abstract face. Behind this panel is a picture in an irregularly shaped frame. The image in the frame is an architectural scene in the style of de Chirico’s earlier work.