Giacomo Balla  (Italian, 1871-1958) 

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Giacomo Balla, Velocità d’automobile


Giacomo Balla
Velocità d’automobile

Imago Art Gallery

1871   Born July 18 in Turin
1893   Began work as a lithographer, but moved to Rome
1900   Spent nine months in Paris
1910   Wrote the 'Manifesto dei pittori futuristi' and the 'Manifesto tecnico della pittura futurista' together with U. Boccioni, C. Carrà, G. Severini and L. Russolo
1910   Began designing and painting Futurist furniture and also created Futurist "antineutral" clothing
1913   Began signing his pictures 'Futur Balla'
1914   Began sculpting and the following year created perhaps his best known sculpture called Boccioni's Fist
1913 - 1916   Painted pictures that approached pure abstraction
1930   Started to gradually move away from Futurism
1935   Made a member of Rome's Accademia di San Luca
1937   Returned to traditional representational art and the veristic representation of themes from his youth
1958   Died March 1 in Rome