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The Museum of Avant-garde

Giacomo Balla

Italy (1871—1958)
Born in Turin, where he also trained at the Accademia delle Belle Arti, Balla soon moved to Rome and started to work as an illustrator, portrait painter and caricaturist. He developed his style influenced by Pointilism and Divisionism, from which he drew the sense of light and movement. His work featured in art galleries in Rome, Venice and at the Salon d’Automne in Paris. Balla also had a significant influence on artists like Severini and Boccioni, with whom he signed the Futurist Manifesto. He continued to work in painting and sculptural compositions and exhibited in Europe and in US until his death.

La balza futurista

Futurist bi-weekly / 17 x 24 cm / Messina, 1915

Les peintres futuristes italiens

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Florence, 1912

Prima esposizione pittura futurista

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Rome, 1913

Der Sturm. Zweite Ausstellung: Futuristen

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Berlin, 1912

Esposizione di pittura futurista di “Lacerba”

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Florence, 1913

Prima esposizione di pittura futurista

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Neaples, 1914

Esposizione fu Balla e Futurista

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Rome, 1915

Teatro

Anno V. n. 3 / Magazine / Letterpress / 22.2 x 28.8 cm / Milan, 1927

Exhibition of works by the italian futurist painters

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / London, 1912