Giorgio de Chirico (1888 - 1978) was an Italian artist and writer born in Greece, involved in art movements of Metaphysical art and surrealism, was known for his paintings, sculptures, drawings, costumes and stage designs. He founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. His most well-known works often feature Roman arcades, long shadows, mannequins, trains, and illogical perspective. The painter was a member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium. There was 2010 documentary film Giorgio de Chirico: Argonaut of the Soul.