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Umberto Boccioni

"Simultaneous Visions". Umberto Boccioni was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures.

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"In the brief life span of the Italian Futurist movement, the short-lived Umberto Boccioni was a blazing comet. ... Boccioni was a fiery theoretician of the movement, drafting two Futurist manifestoes in 1910 and 1912 that exalted the force and energy of contemporary life. They called for an art that glorified speed, violence and the machine age, one that above all reflected the dynamism of an engine-driven civilization."[7] --Grace Glueck, New York Times Art Critic

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Umberto Boccioni: Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1990.38.3) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Bronzefigur im Stil des Futurismus – Kämpfer mit Speer – signiert – Umberto Boccioni

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Love? Well that's a bit off target. First piece of art that I ever tried to think originally about. Why did I hate it? Why did I like it? Why did Futurism work in paintings - for me - but seem so dated in this sculpture? And most especially, why, when trying to portray dynamism in a shining figure did it look so goofy?Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

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