Umberto Boccioni, Elasticity (1912)
Umberto Boccioni, Elasticity (1912)

Umberto Boccioni: Genio and Memoria

Palazzo Reale

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March 23, 2016


July 10, 2016

With the exhibition Genio and Memoria (Genius and Memory), Palazzo Reale in Milan celebrates Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), one of the main representatives of Futurism and undisputed star of the Italian Avant-garde.

Boccioni’s brilliant manner of visually representing dynamics and his research on the relationship between object and space have strongly influenced the arts of painting and sculpture in the 20th century.

The exhibition tells the story of Boccioni’s artistic career, his international reputation and his activities in Milan. It is organised in chronological order with thematic clusters and includes over 250 drawings, paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs, books and magazines.

National and international art institutions of fame have contributed to the exhibition, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Musée Rodin in Paris, the Osaka City Museum of Modern Art, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

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