Unique Forms of Continuity in Space
Artist: Umberto Boccioni
This sculpture is traditionally seen as a expression of movement and fluid motion. The sculpture is a part of the Futurist movement, a movement that often strived to portray speed and dynamic motion in their artworks. As a part of the Utopian movements, the Futurist movement took place in Italy, and was a primarily optimist movement, striving for the future, emphasizing a Utopian society and a new form of artwork to fit that society. The bronze sculpture has an aerodynamic and fluid form with two blocks to connect the figure to the ground. The armless figures also does not have a normal facial features. As a part of the Utopian styles, it is very abstract.
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen because of its abstract representation of the Utopian styles, and shares many characteristics of many of the other Utopian artworks.