Colour was central to the Futurist aesthetic, representing an important means by which those artists associated with F. T. Marinetti’s explosive movement could express their optimism about the modern industrial age, explore concepts such as synaesthesia and convey different ‘states of mind’.

This informal talk with Assistant Curator Christopher Adams will take the Estorick’s unrivalled collection of Futurist masterpieces as a starting point for reflecting on such ideas. Beginning with a consideration of the Divisionist principles that dominated the movement’s initial phase, it will go on to explore a number of colour theories outlined by Futurist painters ranging from Giacomo Balla to Carlo Carrà, Fillia and Enrico Prampolini.

This event is part of Art History Festival 2023 organised by the Association for Art History.

Free. Advance booking is required.

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