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Gino Severini (Italy 1883-1966), Harlequin and Pulcinella, tempera on paper, 1939-40. Private collection.

Harlequin played an important role in the career of painter Gino Severini. The famous character, derived from the Italian Commedia dell’Arte, was the Tuscan painter’s companion in his 1910s’ adventures in Cubist-Futurist geometries, as well as in his “rappel à l’ordre” revolution in the 1920s, when a “neoclassic” style with a tinge of metaphysical started […]

Armored Train in Action, Gino Severini (Italian, 1883-1966)

Armored Train in Action Gino Severini (Italian, 1883-1966) 1915. Oil on canvas, 45 5/8 x 34 7/8" (115.8 x 88.5 cm). Gift of Richard S. Zeisler. © 2010 Gino Severini / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 287.1986 Painted in 1915, the year Italy entered World War I, this work reflects a Futurist declaration of the same year: "War is a motor for art." Although poor health prevented Severini from enlisting in the military, he was obsessed by this first fully mechanized war…

Gino Severini - "Cannoni in azione (Guns in Action)", 1915 by artimageslibrary, via Flickr

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The Dancer, 1915. Gino Severini (1883-1966). The dance was one of Gino Severini's favourite themes, and was emotively tied to the café life in Paris, where dance halls and cabarets were numerous and much frequented by artists and writers.

Oil on canvas; 100 x 81 cm. Gino Severini was an Italian painter who synthesized the styles of Futurism and Cubism. Severini began his painting career in 1900 as a student of Giacomo Balla, an Italian pointillist painter who later became a prominent Futurist. Stimulated by Balla’s account of the new painting in France, Severini moved to Paris in 1906 and met leading members of the French avant-garde, such as the Cubist painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso and the writer Guillaume…

Title: The Revolt  Designer: Luigi Russolo  Date: 1911  Medium: Painting  Category: Futurism Posters/Graphics  Something Interesting: The odd shapes and bright colors make this futurism.

Russolo was born into a musical family, but decided to become a painter upon moving to Milan at the age of sixteen. He first exhibited a group of etchings in 1909 at the Famiglia Artistica, where he met Boccioni and Carrà. Together they persuaded Marinetti of the potential for Futurist painting. Despite this early involvement Russolo painted few works as a Futurist. His principal involvement was as a musician, calling for the integration of unconventional sounds into musical compositions. He…