Giorgio Motisi

Giorgio Motisi is a PhD candidate at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His research, supervised by Flavio Fergonzi, concerns the so-called “Ultimo Naturalismo” (literally, “Last Naturalism”) in Italian Art during the 1950s. From 2015 to 2020, he completed his BA and MA degrees in history of art both at the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Normale, submitting the thesis “The Portrait in the Years of ‘Corrente’: 1938–1943.” Motisi’s research focuses on Italian art of the twentieth century, with special attention to the reception of ancient and Renaissance art, and the critical dialogue with the international avant-garde. In 2018 he completed an internship at the Marino Marini Foundation in Pistoia. His publications concern modern medals (Annali della Scuola Normale di Pisa, 2020), twentieth century sculpture (L’Uomo Nero, 2021), and neo-Cubism in Italian painting (Francesco Arcangeli Conference, Ravenna 2021). To the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (Enciclopedia Treccani), he has contributed entries on Filippo de Pisis, Ernesto Treccani, and Italo Valenti.