in Populonia" Oil on wood, 100 x 160 cms
Filippi was born in Castagneto Carducci, right in the
center of that gentle Tuscany which his paintings love so
much to reproduce. It is there that he lives and works
still now, in an old church desecrated and turned to
residence after a skillful restauration. And it was in
that very same church that Fabrizio Filippi received
baptism when he was born, in August 1953.
The landscape that surrounds him, and to which he is
indissolubily tied up, is a constant inspiration for him.
Son of this land of Tuscany, Fabrizio Filippi doesn't owe
his pictorial paths neither to academic studies or to
art-teaching manuals. It is only his long and winding
work of interior research that brings him to express his
alive sensibility into works representing just that
beloved land. But then, how can one refrain to think to a
kind of archetype that ties him to his illustrious
predecessors from his very same land? The spontaneity of
his works gives us an immediate sensation of involving
lyricism, a spontaneity that has known how to attract
The twenty-year activity of Fabrizio Filippi led him to
expose his works in many cities, in Italy and abroad, and
several collections both privates' and governments', are
now proud to have been able to acquire his paintings.
Ranieri Antinori, the Month of June 1999.
Pasquini Castle, Castiglioncello (Leghorn).