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MIA in Detail: Clue 5

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During an exhibition in 1846, one critic noted that the prominent nosegay of violets expressed “sentimental flirtatiousness.”

What painting is the critic referring to, and who painted it?”

 

Last week’s clue: Deeply interested in the imagined secret dialogues of everyday objects, this artist’s work often features enigmatic imagery filled with light and shadow.

Can you guess the artist and the painting?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: This detail comes from Giorgio de Chirico’s painting,  “The Scholar’s Playthings,” dated 1917.

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