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Boccioni's Materia: A Futurist Masterpiece and the European Avant-Garde
by Emily Braun
Umberto Boccioni was perhaps the most versatile and impassioned of the Futurists--the literary, political and artistic movement that flourished in Italy during the first half of the twentieth century, proclaiming a revolutionary, spectacular style of life. His masterwork, "Materia," a huge canvas painted during July and August of 1912, depicts the artist's mother seated on ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published February 2nd 2004 by Guggenheim Museum
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Jan 19, 2011 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk rated it really liked it
Boccioni was probably the greatest artist of the twentieth century - the only reason he is so ignored is because he died early (12916) and didn't have agents promoting his reputation and over-inflating it (like Picasso). Boccioni produced a world of masterpieces, both in painting and sculpture. This book, dealing with one of them, is itself a joy!