Futuristic Man by Boccioni, Unique forms of continuity in space, BOC01 Parastone
Boccioni's Futuristic Man Walking, Parastone Collection

Futuristic Man by Boccioni, Unique forms of continuity in space, BOC01 Parastone

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Part Number:BOC01

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8"H x 6"W x 1"L

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This statue Futuristic Man by Umberto Boccioni embraces the Italian Futurists' interest in dynamism. It is an icon of early modern art.  It is also know as Unique Forms of Continuity in Space as it shows a man walking and the dynamic effects on his body that movement creates. We offer this Boccioni replica for modern art lovers who, like ourselves, are amazed by Boccioni's unique approach to depicted a human form in movement.

In 1912, Boccioni wrote his 'Manifesto technico della scultura futuristica'. He advocated experimenting with the simultaneous use of different materials in dynamic forms, with a focus on the "abstract reconstruction and not the figurative, form-determining meaning of planes and volumes". The bronze figure with the telling title 'Unique forms of continuity in space' (Forme uniche della continuita nello spazio (1913)) reflects his approach to life, as a futurist, which was lively, dynamic and future-oriented.

Material: Collectible quality, resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish. Statue replica is from the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection.

Included: Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

Dimensions: 8"H x 6"W x 1"L.

More about Boccioni:
was born in Reggio di Calabria but left for Rome when he was 18. There the painter Giacomo Balla taught him the neo-impressionist technique of divisionism: the dynamic use of elementary colors. In 1910, he met the spiritual father of Futurism, the writer Marinetti. He felt drawn to this young, revolutionary movement that advocated a positive belief in permanent innovation. The world was coming to terms with the unique possibilities offered by the discovery of electricity and the invention of photographic material. Artists had to participate in this process and not try to create aesthetic and timeless art in isolation. He had "to express and glorify modern life, which was continuously and unexpectedly being transformed by the triumphs of science".

Boccioni soon developed into a theoretician and leading figure of the Italian Futurism movement and wrote numerous manifestos. In 1915, when Italy became embroiled in the First World War, the patriotic futurists, including Boccioni, joined the army as volunteers. They regarded the Italian involvement first and foremost as the last step towards national unification.

Military life did not match the expectations of the highly motivated Boccioni at all. He wrote to a friend, "I will leave this kind of life with the greatest contempt for everything that is not art.... Compared to art, all other things represent nothing more than messing around, a rut, patience and memories." Five days after writing these words Boccioni died after having fallen from his horse.

5 Stars
Incredible sculpture, superb reproduction, very pleased with the quality.
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Reviewed by:  from Colorado, USA. on 2/26/2016
4 Stars
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space
My favorite sculpture and always the highlight of a MoMA trip. I like the quality, size, and weight of this reproduction very much. The price is reasonable. My only complaint is that the website image shows it more metallic and in a brighter bronze color than the piece I received. Not bad, but I would have liked a little more shine.
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Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 4/21/2013
5 Stars
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I've always loved this sculpture and wished for a smaller version so I could rotate it and see it from any angle, just like in the museum! The model is made from a high quality resin and feel substantial and expensive in hand. I could not be more pleased with my purchase!
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Reviewed by:  from Sarasota, FL. on 3/12/2013

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