Saturday, November 14, 2015

The City Rises - Boccioni

We just learned about the famous work of art Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Giacomo Balla.

Another famous work of art is the painting The City Rises by Italian Painter Umberto Boccioni in 1910.

Just like Giacomo Balla, this artist was also famous for painting in the style of Futurism.

In this painting, there are things like buildings in the background, but most of the painting is people and horses that are all blended together.

The artist painted them in this way to try and make them look like there was a lot of action and movement.

(from: wikipedia - the city rises - (boccioni))

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