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Giorgio de Chirico’s “Death of a Rider,” 1937-1938, oil on canvas, depicts a man violently falling off a white horse by the seashore.

Giorgio de Chirico

Uomo ferito che cade da cavallo (Death of a Rider), 1937-1938

Oil on canvas

20 1/8 x 24 3/8 inches (51.1 x 61.9 cm) 

© 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome; Photo by Argenis Apolinario

Almost any of the 16 Giorgio de Chirico paintings in “Horses: The Death of a Rider” could sustain an exhibition by itself. A couple from the late 1920s are less polished, and you could reasonably call “Two Horses on a Seashore,” 1970, a little glib. But for the most part the lush, peculiar and consistently delightful paintings show the Greek-born Italian painter at the top of his game for the better part of five decades.