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Giacomo Balla Art

GIACOMO BALLA ( ITALY, 1871–1958)

Giacomo Balla was born in Turin in 1871. Since he was a young boy, when he began to attend the Accademia Albertina, he dedicated his studies to the violin and painting. His first artistic accomplishment dates back to 1894, a self-portrait. In 1895, Balla moved to Rome with his mother and then in 1900, he moved to Paris for several months. His early years as a painter indicate an interest in the divisionist paintings of Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo and Giovanni Segantini, Impressionism and French Post-Impressionism. In 1910, together with his pupils Gino Severini and Umberto Boccioni, he signed the Manifesto of the Futurist Painters. It is in 1912, with works of art such as the famous Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, that Balla’s art begins to show clear futuristic characteristics, demonstrating a special focus for the objective analysis of detail. Also in 1912, Balla made a provocative gesture with which he auctioned off all of his artwork and declared himself dead, still famous, the phrase pronounced on this occasion, “Balla is dead. Here are sold the works of art of the late Balla,” that marks the clear intention of the artist to deny himself and provoke the public, pushing him towards a reexamination of the values of art. Between the end of 1912 and 1914, the artist painted the Iridescent Compenetration, paintings in which the abstractionism of the composition and the geometry of the shapes prevail. In 1915, together with Fortunato Depero, he signed the Manifesto of the Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe. Towards the end of the Thirties, Balla’s futurist production was always more sporadic; the artist gradually returned to a more figurative painting. During his last years, Balla painted according to a realistic naturalism, that however, even if occasional, he had never completely abandoned.

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Giacomo Balla "Specchio d'acqua" Silk Carpet, Italy, 1929
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Rome, IT
Silk rug "Specchio d'Acqua" by Giacomo Balla. Squared shape, its size is 200 x 200 cm. Edition From a design of 1929. Entirely handwoven in silk with ancient techniques to 60,000 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Silk

Giacomo Balla "Ricerca Luce Ideale" Silk Carpet, Italy, 1929
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Rome, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Silk

Giacomo Balla Futurist Silk Carpet Rug Italy 1929 Red Pink Made in Italy
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Rome, IT
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Silk

20th Century Pink Yellow Blu Green Flowers Giacomo Balla Designed Rug, 1987
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Firenze, IT
Giacomo Balla: "flowers + space" 1987 (Drawing: 1925) Made in Limited Edition in Sardinia in The Workshop of Antonia Spanu Mesina (Dorgali) on License of the Heirs, using an original...
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Late 20th Century Italian Giacomo Balla Art

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Wool

Giacomo Balla Screen
By Giacomo Balla
Located in New York, NY
Screen realized based on a project designed by Giacomo Balla in 1916-18. Multilayer wood structure. Set composed by two pieces, each with three panels linked with folding hinges. Sil...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Giacomo Balla Art

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Wood

Balla Screen by Giacomo Balla for Simon International
By Giacomo Balla, Simon Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Screen realized based on a project designed by Giacomo Balla in 1916-18. Multilayer wood structure. Three panels linked with folding hinges. Silk-screen printing decoration on both s...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giacomo Balla Art

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Wood

Folding Screen Model 'Balla' by Giacomo Balla for Simon Gavina, 1972
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Brussels, BE
Folding screen model 'Balla' by Giacomo Balla for Simon Gavina, 1972.
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1970s Italian Vintage Giacomo Balla Art

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Linee andamentali - Giacomo Balla, futurist, modern, abstract, italian, colorful
By Giacomo Balla
Located in London, GB
Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) Linee andamentali - motivo per tappeto 1928 tempera on paper laid on board 49 x 33.5 cm signed ‘BALLA’ (lower right) Price: €75,000 EUR Provenance: Casa B...
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1920s Modern Giacomo Balla Art

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Paper, Tempera, Board

Contrast of Lights - Portrait of Elica Balla - Oil on Panel by G. Balla - 1941
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
Oil painting on Board realized by Balla as portrait of his second daughter Elica. A beautiful, top quality portrait among the most beautiful of his figurative painting. It include...
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1940s Modern Giacomo Balla Art

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Oil, Wood Panel

Red and Blue Triangles - Temperas on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Red and Blue Triangles' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), with re, blue and yellow Shapes (verso) and red and blue triangles(recto), realized in the 1930s. Tempera on wood, alumin...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

Colorful Triangles - Temperas on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Colorful Triangles' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), geometric pattern with red, blue, yellow and white triangles down and up (recto and verso), realized in the 1930s. Tempera on...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

Red and Yellow Triangles - Temperas on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Red and Yellow Triangles' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), geometric pattern with yellow and red triangles down and up (recto and verso), realized in the 1930s. Tempera on wood, ...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

Red Floral Patterns - Temperas on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Red Floral Pattern' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), with a floral inner geometric pattern in red on white background (recto) and geometric red diamonds (verso), realized in the 1...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

Geometric Pattern With Triangles - Temperas on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Geometric Pattern With Triangles' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), with red behavioral lines closed(recto) and geometric pattern with straight triangles (verso), realized in the 1...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Pair of Placeholders - Original Tempera on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Placeholder White and Red' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), with white red space lines recto and geometric pattern with red and white triangles verso, realized in the 1930s. Temp...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

Geometric Pattern With Yellow - Temperas on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Geometric Pattern With Yellow' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), with yellow inner geometric pattern (recto) and with yellow hemispheres (verso),realized in the 1930s. Tempera on ...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

Pair of Geometric Patterns - Original Tempera on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Geometric Pattern' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), with red behavioral lines closed (recto) and geometric pattern with straight triangles(verso),realized in the 1930s. Tempera o...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Pair of Placeholders - Original Tempera on Wood by Giacomo Balla - 1930s
By Giacomo Balla
Located in Roma, IT
The 'Placeholder' by Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), with red square geometric pattern recto and red oval geometric pattern verso, realized in the 1930s. Tempera on wood, aluminum struc...
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1930s Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

"Balla" Screen by Giacomo Balla for Gavina
By Giacomo Balla, Gavina
Located in Milan, IT
Marvellous Balla room divider by Giacomo Balla for Gavina. Three linked panels with decoration on both sides, can be freely positioned.
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Early 2000s Italian Futurist Giacomo Balla Art

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Wood

Forms Sound Forme rumore, Futurism, Abstract Art
By Giacomo Balla
Located in London, GB
GIACOMO BALLA 1871-1958 Torino 1871 - 1958 Rome (Italian) Title: Forms Sound Forme rumore, 1925/30 Technique: Signed Tempera on Card Size: 19 x 22.7 cm. / 7.5 x 8.9 in. Addition...
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1920s Giacomo Balla Art

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Tempera

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