Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London
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This event ended on Sunday 22nd of December 2019
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£7.50

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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London

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Highbury & Islington 0.24 miles

Website

http://www.estorickcollection.com

The destruction, in 1927, of a number of plaster and mixed-media sculptures by the Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) was a tragic loss for avant-garde art. Of the many ground-breaking sculptures he created between c.1913 and 1915, only a handful remain in existence today. Now, using a combination of vintage photographic material and cutting-edge 3D printing techniques, digital artists Matt Smith and Anders Rådén have recreated four of Boccioni’s destroyed works: a volumetric study of a human face titled Empty and Full Abstracts of a Head, and three of the artist’s iconic striding figures. This ground-breaking display enables modern audiences to ‘see’ these lost masterpieces for the very first time, in a new exhibition

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