Thursday, January 17, 2013

Italian Futurism: Umberto Boccioni (7)


Landscape, 1908-1909

Riot in the Galleria, 1910

The strengths of a street, 1911

 Glass and Syphon, 1913

Dynamism of a Soccer Player, 1913


Carica di lancieri , 1915

Mountain Landscape 1916

Umberto Boccioni (19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures. Despite his short life, his approach to the dynamism of form and the deconstruction of solid mass guided artists long after his death. His works are held by many public art museums, and in 1988 the Museum of Modern Art in New York organized a major retrospective of 100 pieces.