Giorgio De Marchis

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Giogio De Marchis

Giorgio de Marchis Bonanni d'Ocre

Giorgio de Marchis Bonanni d'Ocre (L'Aquila 1930 - Rome 2009), well-known as scholar of Italian art during Sixties and Seventies, after his secondary education in L'Aquila, graduates in Classics in Pisa. At that time he is specializing in Paris and Brussels. Over the years, he contributes to many reviews with many publishing houses, as ArtInternational, Colloquio, L'Espresso and Il Giornale dell'Arte.
In 1964 wins an open competitive exam for employment at the National Modern Art Gallery (Rome), where he spend his career from Inspector to Superintendent (1980-1981). He is also director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo (1974-1993) and Inspector for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (1992-1994).
During his last years of life, he is often spending time in L'Aquila for his Foundation established by him and titled to him.

Therefore, he writes monographs about artists such as Ettore Colla (1971), Giulio Turcato (1971), Giacomo Balla (1977), the essay for Einaudi "L'arte in Italia dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale" ne "La Storia dell'arte italiana" ("Art in Italy after the Second World War" published in "History of Italian Art ", 1982). Moreover he writes for Mondadori in 1991 the book "Scusi, ma è arte questa?" ("Sorry, is this art?", 1991).
Subsequently for Sellerio he writes "Il poeta, il ragazzo e la ragazza" ("The poet, the boy and the girl", 1994) and "Dell'abitare" (About dwelling", 1998), for Einaudi "Il pittore, l'umanista e il cagnolino" ("The painter, the humanist and the puppy", 2002), for Allemandi & Co "Album di viaggio in quarant'anni di arte italiana: 1960-2000" (Album travel in forty years of Italian art: 1960-2000", 2005), for Textus "La decorazione della Sala Eden. L'Aquila 1931-1933" (Decoration in Sala Eden. L'Aquila 1931-1933", 2005). He also writes for Electra "Futurismo da ripensare" (Futurism to rethink", 2007) which is a contribute to original artworks by the artist Giacomo Balla. In this paper he explains one more time how philological method is the only one way to understand avant-gardism and contemporary art.
Finally he writes a short paper out of order titled "Fatti della casa de Marchis" (History of family de Marchis") where he reports all the family past events on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday (2008, published by Textus).