"Numbers in Love," 1924, Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) was one of the founding members of the first wave of Futurist painters. By 1914 he was advocating a Futurist lifestyle - naming his 2daughters Propeller and Light.  Gradually giving more value to geometric forms, his style regularly alternated between abstract machine-like constructions and figurative representations.

"Numbers in Love," Giacomo Balla was one of the founding members of the first wave of Futurist painters. By 1914 he was advocating a Futurist lifestyle - naming his Propeller and Light.

La Guerra 1916. Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), like the other members of the Futurist group,  was a convinced, active nationalist. In 1915 he and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti were arrested for taking part in a demonstration calling for Italy to join in the war, and during this period Balla’s studio became a meeting place for artists .

Giacomo Balla La Guerra (The War), 1916 olio e collage/oil and collage cm UniCredit Art Collection © Giacomo Balla, by SIAE 2013

Giacomo Balla (Italian, 1871-1958)  ~  Self Portrait, 1902 ~ He was a founding member of the Futurist movement in painting.

Giacomo Balla (Italian, ~ Self Portrait, 1902 ~ He was a founding member of the Futurist movement in painting.

Giacomo Balla - Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash (1912) | Albright Knox art Gallery (Buffalo) A lady is walking a dog; a widow and her pet. The lady has roughly 15 feet, variably solid and see-through. The dog has eight countable tails, while its legs are lost in flurry of blurry overlays. Four swinging leads go between them.  LINK to learn more about dynamism.

Great Works: Dynamism of A Dog on a Leash (1912) Giacomo Balla

Giacomo Balla, Dinamismo de perro con correa, 1912 Giacomo Balla, Dynamism of a dog on a leash, 1912

Giacomo Balla, Self-Portrait "Autosmorfia", 1900

Giacomo Balla, (Italian, 1871 - Self-Portrait "Autosmorfia", 1900 ~ Artist and founding member of the Futurist movement in painting.

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Marinetti, Bombardamento aereo n. Inchiostro e maMta su carta, x cm.

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Rage for the Machine - Francesco Cangiullo's Large Crowd in the Piazza del Popolo, Photograph courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum and the Artist Rights Society.


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