Sophia Maxine Farmer
SOPHIA MAXINE FARMER, a 2016 – 17 CIMA Fellow, is a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Trouble with De Chirico:
By Sophia Maxine Farmer
Verifalsi and the Study of Backdated Paintings
Giorgio de Chirico is one of the most renowned and celebrated Italian artists of the modern period, but his work remains controversial today. His provocative practice of copying and backdating his later works to his Metaphysical period (1910 – 19) complicates the way his work and oeuvre are viewed by scholars, dealers, and the public at large.