Giacomo Balla

Designing the Future

  • Series Estorick Collection
  • Edited by Fabio Benzi
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 128
  • Illustrations 146
  • Language English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836636716
  • Price € 24,00
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Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) is one of the undisputed masters of modern Italian art. An important exponent of the Divisionist style, he went on to become one of the five signatories of Futurism’s initial painting manifestos of 1910 and was a pioneering figure of European Modernism, being one of the first artists to aim at the transformation of everyday life in accordance with avant-garde aesthetic.

This volume of important and rarely-seen from the Fondazione Biagiotti Cigna – one of the largest collections of Balla’s works anywhere in the world – has been curated by Fabio Benzi, a leading authority on the artist. It spans Balla’s entire career, comprising both figurative and abstract paintings and drawings, as well as fashion-related designs and examples of applied art.

London, Estorick Collection, April - June 2017