111 years ago today, F. T. Marinetti published his (in)famous ‘Founding and Manifesto of Futurism’, urging artists to embrace the modern world as a source of inspiration.
What better way to mark the occasion than by coming to visit our exhibition of work by Tullio Crali, one of his most enthusiastic disciples, who drew this caricature of the movement’s flamboyant leader!
3 April 2020Crali was an aeropainter avant la lettre, having explored aeronautical motifs in some of his earliest Futurist works. This complex and immersive work constitutes a prototype of Crali’s most famous aeropainting of all, Nose-diving on the City. #MuseumFromHome
2 April 2020Tullio Crali struggled to comprehend Futurism’s sophisticated pictorial theories as a youngster, but was impatient to experiment. The Tempest - Crali’s first Futurist work - reflects this approach with its zigzagging lightning bolts and jagged, angular waves. #MuseumFromHome