Umberto Boccioni, The Charge of the Lancers, 1915, oil and collage on cardboard. 50 x 32 cm. Collection of Riccardo and Magda Jucker, Milan, Italy.
Giacomo Balla, Street Light, c. 1910-1911, oil on canvas. 68 3/4 x 45 1/4 inches (174.7 x 114.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, USA.
Tullio Crali, Le forze della curva, 1930, oil on canvas. 100 x 140 cm. Art Bronze Sculptures, Dresden, Germany.
Giacomo Balla, Line of speed, 1913, oil on canvas. 100 x 140 cm. Art Bronze Sculptures, Dresden, Germany.
Joseph Stella, Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, 1913-1914, oil on canvas. 77 x 84 3/4 inches (195.6 x 215.3 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) (Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto) is a museum centre in the Italian province of Trento. The main site is in Rovereto, and contains mostly modern and contemporary artworks, including works from renowned Giorgio Morandi, Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carrà and Fortunato Depero. Fortunato Depero’s house in Rovereto (known as Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero) is also part of the Museum.

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Umberto Boccioni, The Charge of the Lancers, 1915, oil and collage on cardboard. 50 x 32 cm. Collection of Riccardo and Magda Jucker, Milan, Italy.
Giacomo Balla, Street Light, c. 1910-1911, oil on canvas. 68 3/4 x 45 1/4 inches (174.7 x 114.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, USA.
Tullio Crali, Le forze della curva, 1930, oil on canvas. 100 x 140 cm. Art Bronze Sculptures, Dresden, Germany.
Giacomo Balla, Line of speed, 1913, oil on canvas. 100 x 140 cm. Art Bronze Sculptures, Dresden, Germany.
Joseph Stella, Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, 1913-1914, oil on canvas. 77 x 84 3/4 inches (195.6 x 215.3 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Futurism

Italy’s Avant-garde Art Movement

 

An Italian avant-garde art movement that took speed, technology and modernity as its inspiration, Futurism portrayed the dynamic character of 20th century life, glorified war and the machine age, and favored the growth of Fascism.

The movement was at its strongest from 1909, when Filippo Marinetti’s first manifesto of Futurism appeared, until the end of World War One. Futurism was unique in that it was a self-invented art movement.

The idea of Futurism came first, followed by a fanfare of publicity; it was only afterwards that artists could find a means to express it. Marinetti’s manifesto, printed on the front page of Le Figaro, was bombastic and inflammatory in tone—“set fire to the library shelves… flood the museums”—suggesting that he was more interested in shocking the public than exploring Futurism’s themes.

Painters in the movement did have a serious intent beyond Marinetti’s bombast, however. Their aim was to portray sensations as a “synthesis of what one remembers and of what one sees”, and to capture what they called the ‘force lines’ of objects.

The futurists’ representation of forms in motion influenced many painters, including Marcel Duchamp and Robert Delaunay, and such movements as Cubism and Russian Constructivism.

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Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto
Trento, Italy
http://english.mart.trento.it

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) (Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto) is a museum centre in the Italian province of Trento. The main site is in Rovereto, and contains mostly modern and contemporary artworks, including works from renowned Giorgio Morandi, Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carrà and Fortunato Depero. Fortunato Depero’s house in Rovereto (known as Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero) is also part of the Museum.

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