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November 26, 2019

Recreating the lost sculptures of Umberto Boccioni

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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.

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

November 26, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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