ART 234 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Cubism, Umberto Boccioni, Polka

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Futurism Art in Italy #7
Futurism
-Italy was very backward country in terms of industrialization, it had food shortages
and in light of this he artists work with this reading from the past and encourage
rushing to the future in a violent way
-idea of modernism, a violent break from the past, renewed interests in the futurist now
The City Rises
-Boccioni is in Milan at this point
-these look like energy forms, Einsteining
-energy and vector patterns
-theme of horses was traditional during this time
-horses were a system of power in the old world
-Milan going up in the background as buildings are
getting taller
-a visionary experience, using color and brush stroke as symbols of dynamism
-light, energy and movement have replaced the solidity in mass of the previous era
-calls to a violent and energetic new future
Horizontal Volumes
-created during the height of Cubism
-not as fragmented as Picasso, more identifiable
-cooler colors
-a vortex of liquids
-modern sitting going behind figure (who is his
mother)
-more dynamic swirling forces that intellectual
fragmentation
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Forces of the Street
-Urbanism is a BIG THEME
-he sees it as a balance of idealized parts
-the city is a violent, dark, threatening place, with
shafts of fragmented light moving through the
streets, dramatic light, lighting this chaotic
environment
-opposes the utopian city of Leger
-a more emotional place
Dynamism of a Cyclist
-a time of aerodynamics, the idea of moving
faster
-so we are seeing wind over the figure as
well as the pumping the muscles
-the artists is trying to communicate this
sense of dynamism and change and motion
Dynamism of a Soccer Player
-can sort of make out figure
-overlapping curvilinear lines
-short brush strokes partly related to cubism but
more elongated in one direction that work as
vector forces communicating idea of in motion
and constant change
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