A Video Game Lets You Navigate Giorgio de Chirico’s Surreal Cityscapes

”With their long shadows and lonely colonnades, Giorgio de Chirico’s paintings possess a strange allure. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to wander through them.

Now, there’s a way to enter and explore his surreal world. The Brazilian designer Carlos Monteiro has developed SURREALISTa,
a free computer game tribute to the Italian artist that simulates it in
three dimensions. The goal is to find the secret gateways from one
level to the next (there are five), each just a bit more eerie than the
one preceding it…”


April 11, 2015