(born Oct. 19, 1882, Reggio di Calabria, Italy—died Aug. 16, 1916, Verona) Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist. He was trained in the studio of Giacomo Balla (1871–1958) in Rome. The most energetic member of the Futurist group (see also Futurism), Boccioni helped publish Technical Manifesto of the Futurist Painters (1910), promoting the representation of modern technology, power, time, motion, and speed. These ideas are best shown in his masterpiece of early modern sculpture, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913). His painting The City Rises (1910) is a dynamic composition of swirling human figures in a fragmented crowd scene.
Birth Place: Reggio di Calabria, Italy
Death Place: Verona, Italy
Name: Boccioni, Umberto or Umberto Boccioni
Activity: Italian painter
Keywords: Reggio di Calabria, Boccioni, Umberto, Futurism, sculpture, pointillism, Verona, Cubism, Italy, Umberto Boccioni, painting, Italian
He was born in Reggio-Calabria, and after starting a career as a journalist, he turned to painting in 1900. He studied under ...
He trained under Balla before settling in Milan (1907), where, influenced by the poet Marinetti , he aimed to express the...
Early 20th-century art movement, centred in Italy, that celebrated the dynamism, speed, and power of the machine and the vitality and restlessness