Giacomo Balla

 

Giacomo Balla, (1871 - 1958), Italian artist and founding member of the Futurist movement in painting. Balla’s early works reflect contemporary French trends but also hint at his lifelong interest in rendering light and its effects. Despite his unique taste in subject matter, in works such as this Balla conveys a sense of speed and urgency that puts his paintings in line with Futurism’s fascination with the energy of modern life.

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