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Arturo Martini, Giorgio Morandi, Filippo De Pisis. The Franca Fenga Malabotta Legacy

Arturo Martini, Still Life, 1945, Oil on cardboard


The Gallery of Palazzo Cini in San Vio dedicates the final exhibition of the 2021 exhibition season to the memory of a couple of refined Trieste collectors, among the most important and fascinating of the Twentieth Century, known for the famous collection of paintings and graphics by Filippo De Pisis, now preserved at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Ferrara. From the legacy of Franca Fenga Malabotta (1924 - 2020), widow of the notary from Trieste, art critic, poet, collector, Manlio Malabotta (1907 - 1975), seven artworks by Arturo Martini are on display (plaster La Sete, 1932; bronzes La Sete and Donna al Mare, 1932, and Cavallino, about 1943; terracotta with Ofelia, 1932; oil on cardboard Natura Morta, 1945; the volume with lithographs Lirici Minori del XIII e XIV Secolo, Edizioni della Conchiglia, 1941); three works by Giorgio Morandi (etching Natura Morta con Scatole e Bottiglie su Sfondo Ovale, 1921; etching Natura Morta con Vasetto e Tre Bottiglie, 1945-1946; watercolor Natura Morta, 1963); three by Filippo de Pisis (Gli Amanti, lithographic printing proof for one of the illustrations of the volume I Carmi di Catullo, Verona, Officina Bodoni / Hoepli 1945, of which the intact copy is exhibited; Bobby, lithographic table of the volume Alcune Poesie e Dieci Litografie a Colori di Filippo de Pisis, Il Tridente, Venice 1945).



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