Back to Scholarship

I Futuristi e l’incisione. Il segno dell’Avanguardia

Among the numerous explorations of the phenomenon of Futurism - the last Italian current that has vehemently influenced European art - this volume presents itself as a new and punctual study opportunity, dedicated to the printmaking activity of Marinetti's followers. Analyzing the copious patrimony of engraved sheets and printed directly from the matrices, one understands how widespread engraving practices - in particular woodcut and linocut - were used by Futurists, which, in their immediacy and simplicity of use, respected and even exalted the principles same as modernity. The study aims to give back to the widest possible panorama, which includes historical precedents and the latest propaganda of the artists involved: from the end of the nineteenth century, through the analysis of graphic works of symbolist, twilight or d 'Divisionist intonation, up to the post-WWII graphic works.