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The union of art and life of two leading figures of the Italian avant-garde.

On the occasion of the reopening of Giacomo Balla’s artist’s house, a review dedicated to two extraordinary protagonists in the history of Futurism. The two documentaries, by Piero Muscarà, Franco Rado and Eleonora Zamparutti, are produced by ARTE.it Originals in collaboration with RAI Cultura.

BALLA. The Lord of Light
2021, 52 min
A complex, sometimes secretive figure of multifaceted creativity, Giacomo Balla (Turin, 1871 – Rome, 1958) was the victim of a stigma of infamy for a long time. Today, new studies restore Balla to a leading role on the international art scene, so much so that he is recognised as the ‘Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century’, as he liked to call himself.

2022, 54 min
Visionary, brilliant, restless: the Italian artist Umberto Boccioni (Reggio Calabria, 1882 – Verona, 1916) revolutionised modern sculpture. The first actor in the great circus of Tommaso Marinetti, Boccioni translated poetry into art, giving form and material to the most crucial artistic avant-garde of the early 20th century in Europe, Futurism.

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