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Giacomo Balla, Shape Noise Motorcyclist (1913) - Italian Futurism in art embraced speed and locomotion. EC

Giacomo Balla – Into the Future

The Guggenheim Museum presents Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe until September 1, 2014. It is the first comprehensive overview of the influential art movement ever to be se…

The Guggenheim Museum presents Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe until September 1, 2014. It is the first comprehensive overview of the influential art movement ever to be se…

The Futurists were fascinated by new visual technology, in particular chrono-photography, a predecessor of animation and cinema that allowed the movement of an object to be shown across a sequence of frames. This technology was an important influence on their approach to showing movement in painting, encouraging an abstract art with rhythmic, pulsating qualities.

The Futurists were fascinated by new visual technology, in particular chrono-photography, a predecessor of animation and cinema that allowed the movement of an object to be shown across a sequence of frames. This technology was an important influence on their approach to showing movement in painting, encouraging an abstract art with rhythmic, pulsating qualities.

Tullio Crali, "Before the Parachute Opens" (1939) @ Guggenheim NYC's "Italian Futurism" Show (2014) (This is an excellent exhibit.)

Tullio Crali, "Before the Parachute Opens" (1939) @ Guggenheim NYC's "Italian Futurism" Show (2014) (This is an excellent exhibit.)

Tullio Crali  (1910-2000) was an Italian artist associated with Futurism. A self-taught painter, he was a late adherent to the movement, not joining until 1929. He is noted for realistic paintings that combine "speed, aerial mechanisation and the mechanics of aerial warfare", though in a long career he painted in other styles as well.

Tullio Crali (1910-2000) was an Italian artist associated with Futurism. A self-taught painter, he was a late adherent to the movement, not joining until 1929. He is noted for realistic paintings that combine "speed, aerial mechanisation and the mechanics of aerial warfare", though in a long career he painted in other styles as well.

Futurism - Unique Forms of Continuity in Space. 1913. Umberto Boccioni. -influenced by Muybridge's photographs

Futurism - Unique Forms of Continuity in Space. 1913. Umberto Boccioni. -influenced by Muybridge's photographs

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.

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.

Futurism ---------------------------------------Transatlantic, Carlo Carra

Brave new worlds: Futurism at Tate Modern

Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.