Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Ten Minutes on Giacomo Balla

AnotherAbby's picture

Giacomo Balla was a futurist painter who lived from 1897-1958. The futurist movement was one based on, frankly, movement, and the idea that paintings culd be more than static images. He and his contemporaries tried to express velocity in an object by using planes of color to realistically or abstractly create a work that was more than a still life. It was a very progressive movement that gave birth to thousands of painting and sculptures that challenged the idea that a motionless canvas must contain a motionless subject.


The Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash

The Street Light—Study of Light