“We must now learn to draw inspiration from the tangible miracles that surround us.” Umberto Boccioni
As I look deep within this pastel painting, I feel the energy of time movement through generations. Umberto Boccioni offers viewers three women in different stages of life. I am reminded to embrace the transition from youth to old age.
When I looked into Umberto Boccioni’s background, I was surprised to find that he used the same word “atmosphere” to define how he approached painting: “To paint a human figure you must not paint it; you must render the whole of its surrounding atmosphere.”
“Umberto Boccioni (1882–1916) was the leading artist of Italian Futurism. During his short life, he produced some of the movement’s iconic paintings and sculptures, capturing the color and dynamism of modern life in a style he theorized and defended in manifestos, books, and articles.” Rosalind McKever
Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“A time will come when the eye of man will perceive colors as feelings within itself.” Umberto Boccioni