Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Giacomo Balla, Italian, 1871 - 1958
Oil on cream wove paper, mounted on wood
Currently not on view
2007-46-3125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation, 2007
LabelBalla belonged to the Furturist movement in Italy during the second decade of the twentieth century. The Futurists advocated reform of all aspects of human endeavor--art and architecture, furniture, clothing, and design, even customs and language--through technology and a commitment to the potential achievements of the new machine age. This drawing shows Balla's obsession with dynamism and velocity, which he expressed through abstract forms.