The Museum of Avant-garde

Gino Severini

Italy (1883—1966)
Born in Cortona, Severini moved to Rome to take evening art classes. In Rome he met Balla and Boccioni and Balla, who introduced him to Neo-Impressionism. In 1906 he moved to Paris, where he encountered artists such as Modigliani, Picasso, Braque and Gris. In 1910 he signed the Manifesto of Futurist Painting. His interests focused on human body in the Blue Dancer. From 1915 he started to looked at Cubism, working on geometric compositions. He worked on many mosaics and murals and lived his life between Rome and Paris, where he died in 1966.