Filippo De Pisis

- Selected Works
- Biography

Filippo de Pisis was an Italian painter-poet who was born Luigi Filippo Tibertelli in Ferrara.

In 1919 De Pisis moved to Rome, where he started to paint. While important editors of his time criticized had De Pisis for producing overly-sentimental poetry, this emotional streak translated well on canvas. De Pisis is best known for his cityscapes, metaphysically-inspired maritime scenes, and still lifes, especially those depicting flowers. His work has a particularly airy, in-the-moment quality, and is laden with a sort of pathetic pleasure-pain. De Pisis also executed a large body of lesser-known work, comprising homoerotic sketches of the male nude. De Pisis spent his life in Rome, Paris and Venice. He lived a very extravagant lifestyle; he had a pet parrot named Coco, and in Venice he was one of a handful of residents at the time who used a gondola. He had two personal gondoliers on 24-hour duty, who wore black-and-gold livery. De Pisis’s work was shown twice in the Venice Biennale: once during his life, and once posthumously. De Pisis’s work for the Collezione Verzocchi in 1949-1950 is now housed in the Pinacoteca Civica of Forlì. A large portion of his work is also housed in the Museo Filippo de Pisis in Ferrara. After a period in which he stayed in a nursing home nervous disease called Villa Fiorita placed in Brugherio due to a long illness, he died in Milan in 1956.

- Exhibitions
  • 2016

    The Artist and the Book in Twentieth Century Italy - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY
    Versus - La Sfida Dell'artista Al Suo Modello In Un Secolo Di Fotografia E Disegno - Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena

  • 2015

    Una Collettiva - Galleria Tonelli, Milan
    De Chirico, Savinio e Les Italiens de Paris - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art (L.u.C.C.A.), Lucca, LU
    An Italian Painting. Casorati De Pisis Sironi - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

  • 2014

    Inquieto Novecento - Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, LU

  • 2013

    De Pisis en voyage - Roma, Parigi, Londra, Milano, Venezia - Fondazione Magnani - Rocca, Parma
    Modernités Plurielles 1905-1970 - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

  • 2012

    Mostra Antologica di Filippo de Pisis, 28/06/2012 - 02/09/2012, Villa Franceschi, la Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea del Comune di Riccione e Villa Mussolini - Riccione
    De Pisis e Montale "Le Occasioni" tra poesia e pittura, 29/04/2012 - 26/08/2012, Museo d’arte - Mendrisio
    Filippo de Pisis, 21/01/2012 - 04/03/2012, Galleria 56 - Bologna
    Boldini, Previati e De Pisis. Due secoli di grande arte a Ferrara - Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, FE
    "Orizzonti Diversi" - Galleria d'Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio Emilia

  • 2009

    Alla dolce patria: il ritorno in Italia di Filippo de Pisis, 10/05/2009 - 19/07/2009, Museo Morandi - Bologna

  • 2007

    De Pisis. Opere scelte dal Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Mario Rimoldi delle Regole d’Ampezzo, 21/01/2007 - 26/03/2007, Museo Santa Giulia - Brescia

  • 2006

    Filippo de Pisis. Taccuino Parigi 1925, 05/10/2006 - 30/11/2006, Claudia Gian Ferrari Studio di consulenza per il ’900 italiano - Milano
    De Pisis a Ferrara. Opere nelle collezioni del Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea "Filippo de Pisis". Catalogo generale completamente illustrato, 12/03/2006 - 04/06/2006, Palazzo dei Diamanti - Ferrara

  • 2005

    De Pisis, 14/07/2005 - 31/07/2005, GAM-Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - Torino

  • 2002

    Filippo de Pisis. Artista d´Europa, 31/12/2001 - 31/12/2002, Galleria d´Arte Frediano Farsetti - Cortina D´Ampezzo
    Filippo de Pisis. L’uomo e la natura, 01/12/2001 - 24/02/2002, Chiesa di San Vincenzo - Modena
    Filippo de Pisis, 29/11/2001 - 19/01/2002, Biasutti & Biasutti - Torino

  • 2001

    Filippo de Pisis. Artista d´Europa, 31/12/2001 - 31/12/2002, Galleria d´Arte Frediano Farsetti - Cortina D´Ampezzo
    Filippo de Pisis. L’uomo e la natura, 01/12/2001 - 24/02/2002, Chiesa di San Vincenzo - Modena
    Filippo de Pisis, 29/11/2001 - 19/01/2002, Biasutti & Biasutti - Torino

  • 2000

    Soffici Rosai de Pisis. Ambienti e figure tra luce e tenebre, 18/06/2000 - 31/07/2000, Galleria Patrizia Poggi - Ravenna

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