Dynamism of a Cyclist (1913) by Umberto Boccioni

Dynamism of a Cyclist - Umberto Boccioni - 1913

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TitleDynamism of a Cyclist
ArtistUmberto Boccioni
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions95 x 70 cm
Art MovementFuturism
Current LocationPeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Location Created Milan, Italy

About Dynamism of a Cyclist

“Dynamism of a Cyclist” is an oil on canvas painting by Umberto Boccioni, a pivotal figure in the Futurism art movement, created in 1913. The dimensions of the artwork are 95 by 70 centimeters. As an epitome of the figurative genre, it was produced in Milan, Italy and is currently housed in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. Boccioni’s creation captures the essence of Futurism through its energetic depiction of motion and transformation.

The artwork is characterized by its vibrant color palette and dynamic composition that conveys the speed and vitality intrinsic to the Futurist perspective of modern life. Multiple perspectives merge to illustrate the cyclist in motion, blending into the rhythmic background that seems to pulsate with energy. The brushstrokes and fragmented forms reflect the fascination with movement, speed, and the mechanical power that defined the Futurist manifesto, attempting to depict not just the figure itself, but the sensation and dynamism of its movement through space.

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