Coming to Rome's Palazzo Altemps an exhibition dedicated to Filippo de Pisis

Palazzo Altemps in Rome is dedicating an exhibition to Filippo de Pisis from June 17 to September 20, 2020.

From June 17 to September 20, 2020, the Museo Nazionale Romano at Palazzo Altemps will host an exhibition dedicated to Filippo de Pisis (Ferrara, 1896 - Brugherio, 1956), which aims to restore the artist’s leading role in the experience of Italian painting between the two wars.

In recent months, the most extensive Milan retrospective dedicated to de Pisis in the last fifty years was held at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, and this Roman show intends to complete that exhibition: twenty-six of his paintings and a rich selection of papers and watercolors will be on display.

The Rome exhibition is also curated by Pier Giovanni Castagnoli, with Alessandra Capodiferro, head of the Palazzo Altemps Museum. It is promoted by the Museo Nazionale Romano in collaboration with the Polo Museale di Milano modern and contemporary art and is produced by Electa with the support of the Associazione per Filippo de Pisis.

Palazzo Altemps intends to present a review of some of the most significant aspects of the artist: a versatile poet and painter, he possessed a vast culture and had a particular interest in archaeology and minute things, which he collected from a young age.

Twenty-eight works, including drawings on paper and watercolors, depicting male nudes and heads of young men will be on display, juxtaposed with statues of gods, heroes, and portraits of emperors belonging to the museum premises, as well as oils where the ideal statuary and the sculptural fragment refer to his archaeological passion.

De Pisis was also a tireless traveler: he lived and worked in Rome, was in Milan, Venice, Cadore, Paris and London, but he never succumbed to artistic currents. In his paintings he depicted with an individual style vivid city views, landscapes of the mountains dear to him, portraits capable of capturing the personality of the subject and unusual combinations of still lifes.

The exhibition dedicated to Filippo de Pisis constitutes the second stage of the exhibition program centered on artists of the Italian twentieth century: the first was dedicated to Medardo Rosso; in the fall the program will continue with an exhibition on Savinio.

Image: Filippo de Pisis, The Archaeologist (1928; Genoa, Gallery of Modern Art) Credits: City of Genoa - Nervi Museums - Gallery of Modern Art. © Filippo de Pisis by SIAE 2019

Coming to Rome's Palazzo Altemps an exhibition dedicated to Filippo de Pisis
Coming to Rome's Palazzo Altemps an exhibition dedicated to Filippo de Pisis

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