Fine Arts Presentations

 An e.Gallery for Artists Boccioni, Umberto [Italian, 1882-1916] 

Artists

Ethnicity

Collections

Movements

Centuries

 Sponsored by:  Purchase TextAds 
Rudolf Steiner Archive
Find out why Rudolf Steiner is revered by so many people, worldwide.

Home

Index

Search

Contact

About

 Navigate: Home → Alphabetical  → Boccioni Umberto  [Link Partners]  [Help]    Help support the e.Gallery!   

Boccioni, Umberto [Italian, 1882-1916]


[ 20th Century Artists | Futurist Artists ]
portrait

Umberto Boccioni was born on October 19, 1882, in Reggio Calabria, Italy. In 1901 he went to Rome, where he studied design with a sign painter and attended the Scuola Libera del Nudo at the Accademia di Belle Arti. In Rome he and Gino Severini learned the techniques of divisionist painting from Giacomo Balla. Boccioni traveled in 1902 to Paris, where he studied Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. He participated in the Mostra dei rifiutati in 1905 and in the Esposizione di belle arti in 1906, both in Rome.

Following a trip to Russia in 1906, Boccioni visited Padua and then moved to Venice, where he spent the winter of 1906–07 taking life-drawing classes at the Accademia di Belle Arti. In 1907 he settled in Milan. In 1909–10 Boccioni began to frequent the Famiglia Artistica, a Milanese artists' society that sponsored annual exhibitions. During this period he associated with Carlo CarrÓ and Luigi Russolo, and met the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who had published the first Futurist manifesto in February of 1909. In 1910 Boccioni participated in the formulation of the two Futurist manifestos Manifesto dei pittori futuristi and Manifesto tecnico della pittura futurista. He, CarrÓ, Russolo, and Severini signed the first, and were joined by Balla in signing the second. That same year Boccioni's first solo exhibition was held at the Galleria Ca' Pesaro in Venice.

In the fall of 1911 the artist went to Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire through Severini. Boccioni's paintings were shown with those of CarrÓ, Russolo, and Severini in the first Futurist show in Paris, at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune in 1912. The exhibition then traveled to London, Berlin, and Brussels. In 1912 Boccioni bega concentrating on sculpture, and his Manifesto tecnico della scultura futurista was published. From 1912 to 1914 he contributed articles to the Futurist publication Lacerba. In 1913 the artist showed sculpture and paintings in a solo show at the Galerie de la BoÚtie in Paris, and his sculpture was included in the inaugural exhibition of the Galleria Futurista Permanente in Rome. His book Pittura e scultura futuriste (dinamismo plastico) appeared in 1914. In July of 1915 Boccioni enlisted in the army with Marinetti, Russolo, and Antonio Sant'Elia. He suffered an accident during cavalry exercises in Sorte near Verona, and died on August 17, 1916.


  Boccioni, Umberto [Italian, 1882-1916]

bLog Link

More info from ArtCyclopedia 



No Galleries
Previous Level Top Level

Click here to purchase related items. from Amazon.com.
(15 Images, Page 1 of 1)
Size: 15 KB
Dims: 448 x 350
Type: JPG
File: Development_of_a_Bot
Title: Development of a Bottle in Space
[thumbnail of Development_of_a_Bot]
Size: 269 KB
Dims: 617 x 768
Type: JPG
File: Head_+_House_+_Light
Title: Head + House + Light
[thumbnail of Head_+_House_+_Light]
Size: 165 KB
Dims: 1015 x 768
Type: JPG
File: Self-portrait.jpg
Title: Self Portrait
[thumbnail of Self-portrait.jpg]
Size: 900 KB
Dims: 871 x 1183
Type: JPG
File: Spiral_Expansion_of_
Title: Spiral Expansion of Muscles in Action
[thumbnail of Spiral_Expansion_of_]
Size: 170 KB
Dims: 709 x 1005
Type: JPG
File: Synthesis_of_Human_D
Title: Synthesis of Human Dynamism
[thumbnail of Synthesis_of_Human_D]
Size: 171 KB
Dims: 685 x 693
Type: JPG
File: dynamism_of_a_mans_h
Title: Dynamism of a man's head
[thumbnail of dynamism_of_a_mans_h]
Size: 156 KB
Dims: 688 x 686
Type: JPG
File: dynamism_of_a_womans
Title: Dynamism of a Woman's Head
[thumbnail of dynamism_of_a_womans]
Size: 255 KB
Dims: 891 x 890
Type: JPG
File: elastic.jpg
Title: Elasticity (ElasticitÓ)
[thumbnail of elastic.jpg]
Size: 304 KB
Dims: 746 x 1115
Type: JPG
File: glass_and_siphon.jpg
Title: Still Life with Glass and Siphon
[thumbnail of glass_and_siphon.jpg]
Size: 244 KB
Dims: 1139 x 753
Type: JPG
File: lancers.jpg
Title: The Charge of the Lancers
[thumbnail of lancers.jpg]
Size: 182 KB
Dims: 931 x 907
Type: JPG
File: soccer.jpg
Title: Dynamism of a Soccer Player
[thumbnail of soccer.jpg]
Size: 193 KB
Dims: 1072 x 807
Type: JPG
File: st_mind1.jpg
Title: States of Mind I: The Farewells
[thumbnail of st_mind1.jpg]
Size: 209 KB
Dims: 1072 x 796
Type: JPG
File: st_mind2.jpg
Title: States of Mind III; Those Who Stay
[thumbnail of st_mind2.jpg]
Size: 151 KB
Dims: 1068 x 796
Type: JPG
File: st_mind3.jpg
Title: States of Mind III; Those Who Stay
[thumbnail of st_mind3.jpg]
Size: 64 KB
Dims: 782 x 1118
Type: JPG
File: unique.jpg
Title: Unique Forms of Continuity in Space
[thumbnail of unique.jpg]
(15 Images, Page 1 of 1)

Visit Art.com

All images, pictures, etc. contained here are gleaned from Usenet, or some other public access archive. We believe all entries to be in the public domain and, therefore, are without restriction for personal use. Should you want to use any image on this site for commercial purposes, you will need to consult with a competent attorney to determine your rights. If you see errors or omissions (e.g., missing artists, artist not cross-referenced by century or ethnicity), or if you own the copyright to an image displayed here, please contact us.


 Fine Arts Presentations v1.5g
 Copyright 1990-2015 The e.Lib, Inc. 
53537437 total hits since October 7th; 5164 hits today 
Page last updated on April 16, 2015 at 18:07:07 
Powered by Thinking!           [Valid RSS]