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November 26, 2019

Recreating the lost sculptures of Umberto Boccioni


About the show "Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures," at the Estorick Collection in London through December 22, 2019:

The destruction, in 1927, of a number of plaster and mixed-media sculptures by the Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) was a tragic loss for avant-garde art.

Of the many groundbreaking sculptures he created between c.1913 and 1915, only a handful remain in existence today.

Now, using a combination of vintage photographic material and cutting-edge 3D printing techniques, digital artists Matt Smith and Anders Rådén have recreated four of Boccioni’s destroyed works: a volumetric study of a human face titled Empty and Full Abstracts of a Head, and three of the artist's iconic striding figures.

This groundbreaking display will enable modern audiences to "see" these lost masterpieces for the very first time.


The exhibition guide is available here; it costs £4.

November 26, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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