Astrattual Movement in Futurism

An Italian trio of artists gave birth to a profound art movement by marrying Abstractionism and Futurism together.

  • Gianmario Tadini, the founder of this movement and creator of Astrattualism, breaches all form while portraying images that seem to float in luministic emotion.
  • Gianmarco Passerini, co-founder of the movement, explores maximum expression in his artwork with his Avante-Garde pictorial dynamism! His pieces actively communicate to the admirer.
  • Elisabetta Pieroni, a member of the movement, dominates all chromatic expression in the search for personal catharsis in her sculptural work.


What is Futurism?


Futurism is an art movement that began in Milan, Italy in 1909. It fostered the idea that the beauty of machines, speed, violence, and change could be depicted through painting and sculpture. Art took form into more modern figurative style through space and movement. Some critics argue that this movement reflected a darker side of abstract art.


Futurists ideas represented modern experiences while evoking sensations through their art. Some even captured the noise, heat, and smell of the big city. One might describe the founding of this art form as audacious, lively and antagonistic.


The movement died in 1916 when artist Umberto Boccioni died at the age of 33 as a result of falling off a horse and being trampled during Army training.

Breaking Down a Famous Artist of the Futuristic Movement

Umberto Boccioni,  “The City Rises.


In Boccioni’s painting, both chaos and movement are vital elements in depicting a resemblance of war in a contemporary city. Large horses grace the foreground while the likeness of workers fight to gain control over the horses. Boccioni intended to portray the intensive interaction between animal and human. The horses and figures of the workers have muddied outlines while the renderings of the buildings in the background appear as realistic. The balance of perspective differs in different areas of the painting.


On a (side note) my love for abstract art and understanding the history of it can be contributed to my uncle. He had a passion for art but never pursued it because he was always working at his plumbing company, and never got to pursue his dream as an artist so he showed me the art world and my love for it was instant. You could say it runs in the blood.

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Futurism’s Influence in Modern-Day Art

Futurism was a significant influence on the various genres of art in history. However, it is reawakening as today’s Futuristic artists are embracing a new art form in virtual reality. Painting is seen as a thing of the past as artists today explore the digital age for perfecting a forward-thinking art movement.

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The Origin and History of Abstract Art

Although the exact time of when abstract art emerged is unknown, it has been noted that several artists were responsible as “founding fathers” of this movement. The majority of experts argue that the birth of abstract art was in the 1910’s with the painting of Wassily Kandinsky’s “Picture of the Circle.”  Other experts say the 19th Century celebrated the birth of abstract art with works by James McNeill Whistler and Claude Monet.



Understanding Abstractionism in Art

Founding artists of the Astrattual Movement influenced an artistic movement known as Astrattualism. The works of Gianmario Tadini, Gianmarco Passerini and Elisabetta Pieroni caused an uprise in the art world where the term “current abstract” was forged. The union of Astrattualism and Abstractionism bordered between abstraction and figuration. A unique artistic style that breaks the traditional form!


What is Abstractionism?

Abstractionism is a theory and practice of art form that is created with a composition of shapes, colors lines and visual language. Different references are made to this genre; non-objective, non-figurative, non-representational, geometric and concrete art.


Some view abstract art as a less than cohesive mess of colors, lines, and images with a harsh overtone. The interpretation of abstract art is individualistic as it speaks differently to each admirer.



Distinguishing Characteristics of Abstract Art

Abstract art is characterized by movements within the art that are abstracted, absent from accurate representation (slightly, partially or entirely.) Artists capitalize on color and content that stimulates both the mind and the eye. The emphasis is to convey that reality is subjective.


Throughout time, abstract art has evolved taking form in different variations while adapting to the current movement. This is evident in the many types of abstract art. As the result of reacting to developments in our society, artists develop new forms of art. We can only begin to imagine what the future holds for the new forms that art will bring forth!