Umberto Boccioni

po_Boccioni-Umberto1Umberto Boccioni (October 19, 1882 – August 17, 1916) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor.

Boccioni helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures. Despite his short life, his approach to the dynamism of form and the deconstruction of solid mass guided artists long after his death. His works are held by many public art museums, and in 1988 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York organized a major retrospective of 100 pieces. po_Boccioni-Umberto2  po_Boccioni-Umberto4 po_Boccioni-Umberto5 po_Boccioni-Umberto7