Futurism 12 June – 20 September 2009

23 Nov

I had the great opportunity of visiting London for my third time this summer and one of the highlights of my holiday was a special exhibition @ the Tate Modern.

Tate Modern celebrates the centenary of this dramatic art movement with a ground-breaking exhibition.

That’s how the official site introduced the exhibition.

It was definitely the best exhibition I’ve ever seen in my life!

There were a lot of well-known paintings, sculptures and “words in freedom” by the most famous artists of that movement and I couldn’t ask for anything better as Futurism is my favorite Avant-garde (with Surrealism)!

HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Forme uniche della continuità nello spazio (Unique Forms of Continuity in Space) – Umberto Boccioni

Stendhal syndrome! One word… amazing!

2. Stati d’animo: Gli addii (States of Mind: The Farewells) – Umberto Boccioni

Brilliant!

3. Manifesto of Futurist Women

Really interesting to understand the role of women in that period.

 

Unluckily the exhibition ended on September 20 so this post is a bit useless now but I hope it made you curious to discover this amazing movement.

MaryG

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2 Responses to “Futurism 12 June – 20 September 2009”

  1. kseverny 23 November 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    that sculpture is just amazing

    • MaryG90 23 November 2009 at 4:25 pm #

      Indeed!

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