October 19, 1882, was born the Italian painter and sculptor Umberto Boccioni, one of the authors of the “Technical manifesto of futuristic painting” and the author of the “Technical manifesto of futuristic sculpture”. Revolutionary and art historian Anatoly Lunacharsky spoke unflatteringly about the sculptural works of Boccioni: “I have never seen figures less like our perceptions. But Boccioni fancies himself an ultra-realist. I have never seen statues of more immobile, as if plunged into some matter spreading like dough. But this is an ultradynamic sculpture! Let them not say that this is still an attempt. Perhaps the sculpture will become ever more dynamic than that of Rodin or Medardo Rosso, while avoiding the shortcomings that are undoubtedly present in the works of the first and especially the second, but in this gradual conquest of the dynamics of the most static of arts and the results of Boccioni can be useful unless it is an indication of what should not be done ". But here's the work of painting Boccioni dynamism, no doubt, not to occupy.
This text was originally published in Russian and automatically translated to English.
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