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

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

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.

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.

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.)

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

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

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.

Tullio Crali - Acrobazie in cielo - Aeropainting, a re-adjusted vision of landscape seen from an aeroplane in flight, was codified in 1929 in the manifesto Aeropittura futurista. During the 'thirties and 'forties it became one of the more dominate aspects of Futurism. The painter Tullio Crali was perhaps the most famous "Aeropainter", and although Italian futurism pretty much died with it's creator, F.T. Marinetti, he continued to paint them until he died in the 1980's.

Tullio Crali - Acrobazie in cielo - Aeropainting, a re-adjusted vision of landscape seen from an aeroplane in flight, was codified in 1929 in the manifesto Aeropittura futurista. During the 'thirties and 'forties it became one of the more dominate aspects of Futurism. The painter Tullio Crali was perhaps the most famous "Aeropainter", and although Italian futurism pretty much died with it's creator, F.T. Marinetti, he continued to paint them until he died in the 1980's.

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…

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