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Giacomo Balla Art

Italian, 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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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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Tempera

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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Tempera

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

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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