The connection of a painting sensuously linked to the unfolding of a life dominated by eroticism: an artist for whom painting was similar to breathing.
[De Pisis / General catalogue] Following his debut as a self-taught painter, with work that combined literary overtones with the influence of metaphysical painting, De Pisis gained familiarity with French Impressionism and the “fauves”. Together with his love for the old Italian masters, this led to a precise painterly vision in which immediate sensation prevails over mental reflection, in an urge to express the restless mobility of things through refined chromatic timbres and a fluid touch.
This monographic volume, through thorough documentary research, offers orientation in the midst of the varying qualities in the output of the artist, closely connected to the experiences of a life of extroversion and confusion, with highs and lows of inventive vigor. A life that unfolds in a context of disorder, inevitably transmitted into his paintings.