If I could own one sculpture....this would be the one....a magnificent Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni...”The Futurists’ celebration of the fast pace and mechanical power of the modern world is emphasized here in the sculpture’s dynamism and energy. The figure’s marching silhouette appears deformed by wind and speed, while its sleek metal contours allude to machinery. World War I broke out the year after Boccioni created this work. Believing that modern technological warfare would shatter Italy’s obsession with the classical past, the Futurists welcomed the conflict. Tragically, Boccioni was killed in action in 1916, at the age of thirty-four.”... https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/485540 ... the sculpture is titled “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” the sculpture was modeled in 1913 and cast in bronze in 1950... sighted at the Met in New York #umbertoboccioni#uniqueformsofcontinuityinspace#futurism#italian#twentiethcenturyart#metropolitanmuseumofart#newyork#photographedbyduendestudio
Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane, and the industrial city. Although it was largely an Italianphenomenon, there were parallel movements in Russia, England, Belgium and elsewhere. The Futurists practiced in every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, urban design, theatre, film, fashion, textiles, literature, music, architecture, and even Futurist meals.
Its key figures were the Italians Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Gino Severini, Giacomo Balla, Antonio Sant'Elia, Bruno Munari, Benedetta Cappa and Luigi Russolo, the Russians Natalia Goncharova, Velimir Khlebnikov, Igor Severyanin, David Burliuk, Aleksei Kruchenykh and Vladimir Mayakovsky, the Belgian Jules Schmalzigaug and the Portuguese Almada Negreiros. It glorified modernity and aimed to liberate Italy from the weight of its past.
Cubism contributed to the formation of Italian Futurism's artistic style.
Important Futurist works included Marinetti's Manifesto of Futurism, Boccioni's sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, and Balla's painting Abstract Speed ＋ Sound. To some extent Futurism influenced the art movements Art Deco, Constructivism, Surrealism, Dada, and to a greater degree Precisionism, Rayonism, and Vorticism.
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#rissaingalleria#umbertoboccioni 1910 olio su tela, la gente si accalca per vedere la rissa di due donne nella galleria Vittorio Emanuele a Milano.
In questo si evince un inizio di stile futuristico anche se mantiene tratti ancora realistici #radunocdl2017
For today’s @metmuseum Monday, we turn to Umberto Boccioni’s “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space,” currently on view in gallery 908 at The Met Fifth Avenue. The Futurists’ celebration of the fast pace and mechanical power of the modern world is emphasized here in the sculpture’s dynamism and energy. The figure’s marching silhouette appears deformed by wind and speed, while its sleek metal contours allude to machinery. Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882–1916), Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913, cast 1950. #UmbertoBoccioni#TheMet#MetBreuer