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Definition: Boccioni from The Macquarie Dictionary

1882--1916, Italian futurist painter and sculptor.

Summary Article: Boccioni, Umberto
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(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

Gender: male

Nationality: Italian

Activity: Italian painter

Keywords: Reggio di Calabria, Boccioni, Umberto, Futurism, sculpture, pointillism, Verona, Cubism, Italy, Umberto Boccioni, painting, Italian

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