Multimedia Guide

The multimedia guide to Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe explores the historical context, highlights key works, and discusses a few of the artists of the Futurist movement. In these clips, Vivien Greene, Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, historian Adrian Lyttleton, and architecture expert Esther Da Costa Meyer discuss the how the literary concepts of Futurism’s founder F. T. Marinetti developed into an immersive movement that allowed for innovation in painting, photography, set design, graphic art, music, and dance.

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The guide also features an educational tour for children.



Icons: 1. Fortunato Depero, Series of 8 Rhinoceros (Serie di n. 8 rinoceronti), 1923 (remade detail); 2. Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni), Flying over the Coliseum in a Spiral (Spiraling) (Sorvolando in spirale il Colosseo [Spiralata]), 1930. Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. Ventura Collection, Rome. Photo: Corrado De Grazia; 3. Mario Chiattone, Bridge and Study of Volumes (Ponte e studio di volumi), 1914. India ink and watercolor on paper, 65 x 47.5 cm. Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Università di Pisa. Photo: Simona Bellandi, Elda Chericoni, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere Università di Pisa; 4. Tato (Guglielmo Sansoni), Flying over the Coliseum in a Spiral (Spiraling) (Sorvolando in spirale il Colosseo [Spiralata]), 1930. Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. Ventura Collection, Rome. Photo: Corrado De Grazia

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