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The Museum of Avant-garde

Umberto Boccioni

Italy (1882—1916)
Born in Reggio Calabria, Boccioni received his artistic training in Rome, studying Pointilism from Giacomo Balla. His initial work was close to Verismo but also influenced by Cubism. His encounter with Marinetti led him to transfer his philosophy into visual arts. Soon after, together with Marinetti, Carrà and Severini he wrote the Futurist Manifesto and became the movement main promoter. He created artworks that well represented the contemporary city. In 1912 he exhibited at the Futurist exhibition in Paris, moving towards a more abstract expression, such as States of Mind I-III and working on sculptural projects. He also collaborated with Lacerba newspaper and published his book Futurist Painting and Sculpture. With the begin of WWI he was called to the front but back in Italy he was fatally injured during a training.

Les peintres futuristes italiens

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

Der Sturm. Zweite Ausstellung: Futuristen

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

Teatro

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

Prima esposizione di pittura futurista

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

La balza futurista

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

Die Futuristen. Gesellschaft zur Förderung moderner Kunst m.b.H

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Berlin, n.d.

Esposizione di pittura futurista di “Lacerba”

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

Grande esposizione. Boccioni, pittore e scultore futurista

Exhibition catalogue / Letterpress / 12 x 16.8 cm / Rome, 1916

Exhibition of works by the italian futurist painters

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

Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon Der Sturm

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

Prima esposizione pittura futurista

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