As part of the course: Las ciudades de los artistas, offered by the Real Asociación Amigos del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía,
Delfin Rodriguez, Professor of Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid will present on:
Milan and Boccioni
Wednesday, March 7, 2012: Boccioni and Milan. City, traditional, modern and vanguard in the metropolis of Futurism
Wednesday, March 14, 2012: The city painted and dreamed of Boccioni: plastic dynamism of the metropolitan
The contribution of Boccioni (1882-1916) to painting, sculpture and even futuristic architecture was decisive, as much as Marinetti’s own. His relationship with Milan, from 1908, was instrumental in his career, not only because he agreed and shared new ideas in the industrial metropolis of Italy with other players in the movement: Carrà, Marinetti, Antonio Sant’Elia and Luigi Russolo, but because the city, its modern, industrial dizziness, speed, machine, motion and time, building and inhabiting the metropolis, became part of his works. And all in a context in which the city of Milan was torn between tradition and modernism and the metropolitan.