A great monograph on one of the greatest Italian painters of the twentieth century, who was also a prolific and passionate writer. The volume accompanies the great monographic exhibition that Milan dedicates to Filippo de Pisis, thirty years after the last exhibition. This exhibition, and the catalogue that accompanies it, will present a varied and complementary selection of over one hundred works, including paintings and drawings, ranging across a period that extends from 1916 to 1953. In addition to reproductions of all the works exhibited, supplemented by further iconographic illustrations of the texts, offers the reader an introductory essay written by Pier Giovanni Castagnoli and three significant interpretative contributions by Maddalena Tibertelli de Pisis, Lorenza Roversi and Alessandra Capodiferro, dedicated respectively to the experience of the painter’s Parisian years, the artist’s debut in Ferrara and the fascination exerted on his imagination by antiquity. An anthology of texts by de Pisis, who was a prolific and passionate writer as well as an extraordinary painter, completes the publication.