"L'arte per l'arte". Boldini and De Pisis at the Este Castle


The Estense Castle hosts a selection of works of art by Giovanni Boldini e Filippo de Pisis, two of the most representative artists of the last two Centuries.
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At the Este Castle, the very heart and symbol of Ferrara, it is possible to visit an exhibition about Giovanni Boldini and Filippo De Pisis, with works of art from the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery at Palazzo Massari: this event is the right occasion to return to the city the treasures which have been hidden to the public since the earthquake of last May, 2012.

The exhibition starts with paintings and drawings by Giovanni Boldini, one of the lead artists within the renovation of international and Italian painting, first in Firenze, during the Macchiaioli experience, then in Paris, during the Impressionist revolution. Some of his masterpieces, such as “Portrait of young Subercaseux”,  “Firework”, “Woman in Rose”, and “A walk at the Bois de Boulogne”, show his apical role in the time of Belle Époque.

The creative genius of Filippo De Pisis will be in the spotlight of the second half of the exhibition, with works of art from the Fondazione Pianori collection, as well as the Manlio and Franca Malabotta collection. From still life to male portraits, to the street views in Paris, it will be possible to admire the evolution of his “pictorial stenography”, with works such as the “Portrait of Allegro”, “The rose in the bottle”, and “Still life with inkpot”.


Castello Estense - Largo Castello - Ferrara


Until June 5th,  2016


9.30 am - 5.30 pm

June, 1st - August 31st: 9,30am - 1.30 pm / 3 pm - 7 pm;

Ticket Office closes 45' before closing time

Open every day on March, April, June, September

Closed on Monday on July, August, October, November, December, January, February

Closed on December, 25th.


8,00 €; Red.: 6,00 €;
groups: (Min. 15 people) 6,00 €;
school parties: 3,00 €;
6 to 12 years old 1,00 €
Free entry: up to age 6


  • Up to age 6


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