The enigmatic imagery of the early 20th century »pittura metafisica« is full of intuition, premonition and memory.

With their realistic-accurate potential worlds, Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi and Carlo Carrà attempt to make the invisible visible—an innovative approach based on masterworks of the late German Romanticism. Another world beyond appearances becomes conceivable: It is precisely this ambiguity, virtuosity and anticipated virtuality that impress so much today.

In a cooperation project with the Musées d’Orsay et de L’Orangerie, Paris, rarely travelled loans from private collections and museums worldwide are coming for the first time ever to Hamburg.