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.
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.