London, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Pieces from Estorick’s renowned core collection of Italian Futurist works, particularly masterpieces Giacomo Balla’s The Hand of the Violinist and Umberto Boccioni’s Dynamism of a Cyclist, act as starting points for a deeper and more comprehensive exploration of movement and artistic representation.

The birth of the Italian Futurist movement in 1909 signalled an early confrontation with the limitations of the static forms of painting and sculpture for representing movement. The emergence of photography and early cinematic tools opened entirely new aesthetic explorations. The exhibition explores this trajectory and, yet further, provides concurrent examples of scientific research and analysis into the perception of movement.

Curated by Jonathan Miller, with an extensive selection of Etienne-Jules Muybridge’s works and fantastic pieces by Harold Edgerton, a variety of works are on loan from public and private collections, including the Wilson Centre for Photography, Birmingham Library & Archives, the Michael Hoppen Gallery, the Imperial War Museum and The British Library.

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