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De Pisis - La poesia dell'attimo

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The exhibition shows back to the public the art of Filippo de Pisis

Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea - Palazzo Massari - Porta Mare, 5

Ferrara (FE)

Due to the restoration works at Palazzo Massari and the temporary closing of the museums hosted in the Palace, the “Fondazione Ferrara Arte” and the Modern Art Galleries of Ferrara have organized an exhibition to show back to the public the art of Filippo de Pisis. At the Contemporary Art Pavillion, a rich selection of his works will be on display until June.
After the researches held on the Raimondi Archive, stored at Bologna University, this exhibition will show a selection of letters, postcards and texts sent by Filippo de Pisis to his friend Giuseppe Raimondi from the 1920 to 1950.
De Pisis’ ability to express the soul of nature, objects people and places – especially Ferrara, his beloved metaphysical city – is deeply linked to literature, which was the favourite way to filter reality during his youth. There is a deep link between painting and literature: exemplary is his Still life with kingfisher, where the theme of memory is portrayed; while in Socrate’s onions the painter reconsiders his personal relation with De Chirico’s Metaphisic.
In his maturity, De Pisis feels the urgency to translate into paintings his emotions about the subject of representation. So, he produces urban landscapes as La Coupole (1928), or extremely original still lives. Many works of art are built in the tranquillity of his atelier, and filled up with great lyricism. (The gladiolus; The hare)
Two sections are on display: the first one is about ephebic beauty, expressed in paintings and drawings in a sort of diary; the second one is a dialogue between some still lives produced by De Pisis and some rare examples of still life produced by Giovanni Boldini, as a symbolic passage between two very different ways of painting.
De Pisis’ activity ends with the pale and sad paintings he made at the Clinic of Villa Fiorita: Rose in the bottle (1950), Pears (1953), in the very melancholic dimension of the last part of his life.

Date: the event will be held from Dec 22, 2018 to Jun 02, 2019 with the exception of Dec 25, 2018, Jan 01, 2019, Jan 06, 2019

Closing days: Monday

Event timetable: Tuesday – Sunday: 9.30 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 18.00. Closed on Monday. It is possible to enter until 1 hour before the closing time. Closed on Decembre 25th 2018; closed on January 1st and 6th 2019.

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: € 4,00;

Reduced fee: € 2,00 (people from 18 to 30 years-old with Youngercard, people over 65, university students, groups of minimum 15 people, owners of the ticket for the exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti, teachers showing a badge);

Free entry: People under 18, school parties, disabled with one accompanying person, tour guides and journalists showing their badge, owners of a MyFeCard.

Information and Booking Centre

Informazioni e prenotazioni Mostre e Musei
Corso Ercole I d`Este, 21 - 44121Ferrara - Phone: ++39 0532 244949 - Fax: ++39 0532 203064
Weekday timetable:

from Monday to Thursday 9.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.00; Friday 9.00 - 14.00

Weekend timetable:

closed Saturday and Sunday

By Ferrara editorial staff (Dec 20, 2018)

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