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Futurism and the Past

Umberto Boccioni, 'Synthesis of Human Dynamism', 1913, destroyed

Umberto Boccioni, ‘Synthesis of Human Dynamism’, 1913, destroyed

‘Futurism and the Past’ is a virtual exhibition created by Rosalind McKever in association with the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art. The exhibition traces ‘Futurism’s engagement with different periods, from classical art, through Byzantium, to the early Renaissance of Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca, the High Renaissance of Leonardo and Michelangelo, and the Baroque. The connections with the art of the past reveal a different side to Futurism and encourage us to think differently about its bombastic manifestos and its relationship with art history’.

Dr McKever will be speaking about the exhibition at the following event: Continue reading