Futuristic Man Statue by Boccioni
Futuristic Man Statue by Boccioni. This statue Futuristic Man by Umberto Boccioni embraces the Italian Futurists' interest in dynamism. It is an icon of early modern art. 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. ABOUT THE ARTIST: 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 colours. 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 possibilites offered by the discovery of electricity and the invention of photographic material. Artistic 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 eunexpectedly being transformed by the triumphs of science". Boccioni soon developed into a theoretician and leading figure of the 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. This fantastic sculpture from Futurist master artist Umberto Boccioni is a wonderful replica statue of Boccioni's original sculpture. It has a dynamic sci-fi appearance that could have spawned many ideas for future science fiction authors and writers. We here at Museum Wholesale pride ourselves on offering these Fine Historical Art figures, Collectibles, and Adaptations for retailers in Museum Gift Stores, Tourist Galleries, Fantasy Comic Book Shops, and more that specialize in strange and unique statues, figurines, action figures, and novelty toys. This meticulously reproduced collectible art work is part of the 3D Mouseion Sculpture Collection made by Parastone, a renown European collectible manufacturer. They have a recognized name brand to the European audience and deserve our attention here in the USA.
Size: 8 in x 6 in x 1 in
Weight: 1.4 lbs
Material: Resin with Hand Painted Color Details
Museum Reproductions Information:
History of Art Reproductions: As far as we know, the history of art reproductions takes us back to Imperial Rome where bronze and marble reproductions of Greek masterpieces served as decoration for lavish Roman Villas and Gardens. The art of casting is thousands of years old: Terracotta’s, Bronzes and ancient glass were cast from molds. Closer to our time in the mid 18th century coinciding with the search for new artistic styles which took inspiration from the roots of classic art (neoclassicism) and the discovery of Herculaneum in 1738 and Pompeii in 1748, archaeological reproductions reappeared all over Europe. As a result of French expeditions to Egypt during the nineteenth century, a casting facility was set up next to the Louvre Museum where many important archaeological pieces from ancient Egypt were reproduced. Following the example of the Louvre, other leading European museums began to reproduce some of the masterpieces in their collections thus initiating a trend that continues until today.
Art Reproduction Craftsmanship: For the making of art reproductions, masterpieces have been chosen from the best museums all over the world, The Louvre, The British Museum, The National Museum of Athens, The Egyptian Museum Cairo, The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. We only use materials and techniques that can achieve the best quality in reproducing original works of art to obtain very fine pieces, up to the last detail. Our sculptures are cast in a variety of mediums: Bonded Stone, Polyresins, and Bronze. The finish of each reproduction, is always hand-made and showing craftsmanship and historical sense, is the work of an artisan. It is the task to present to the people of today the legacy of those ancient civilizations with all the beauty and mystery of our ancestors again in front of our eyes and at the reach of our hands. There is several steps that must be taken before a museum reproduction sculpture can be made. Most of our items are original artworks created by our sculptors, carved out of clay, stone, or wood. Once the original is carved, a mold is made, usually out of silicon. Crushed stone in a liquid resin medium is poured into a silicon mold where it solidifies into a hard stone that reproduces all the detail and texture of the original. All the finishes are done by hand. Many finishes include color detailing, a labor intensive process where colors are applied with small brushes by our skilled artisans.
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