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Giacomo Balla Furniture

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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Creator: Giacomo Balla
Giacomo Balla, Cactus model Sculpture Gavina 1968 (Wodden Prototype)
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In 1968 with a letter to Dino Gavina by Luce and Elica, Giacomo Balla's daughters, they asked for a reproduction of the Futuristi Flowers drawn by their father. Before putting the ...
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Balla Screen by Giacomo Balla Produced by Simon International in 1971
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Folding 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 hin...
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Set of Two Giacomo Balla Paravento Balla Room Dividers by Cassina
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Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Room divider designed by Giacomo Balla in 1917, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. This wooden screen is based on an original tempera and pencil sketch on paper by artist Giacomo Balla. Today, Cassina revives this brightly coloured accessory to divide and complete the various areas of the house with a real artistic touch. The Balla Screen consists of three honeycomb panels of different heights and widths joined together by brushed brass double-action hinges specially designed by Cassina, carefully interpreting the original design. The silk-screen printed decoration, on both sides, is available in two versions, with orange background in the colours yellow and green, respecting the shades in the Balla sketch, and with white background in the colours blue and green. The Balla Screen, part of the Cassina I Maestri...
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Giacomo Balla Sculpture Ceramic Riccardo Gatti Futurist Art Deco Italy 1930s
By Giacomo Balla, Riccardo Gatti
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We present an authentic sculpture by the famous futurist artist Giacomo Balla. A very rare tea service produced in the middle of the Futurist period in Italy. Extremely rare object...
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Folding Screen Model 'Balla' by Giacomo Balla for Simon Gavina, 1972
By Giacomo Balla
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Giacomo Balla furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Giacomo Balla furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of silk and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Giacomo Balla furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 3 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 5 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Giacomo Balla were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Stefano Casciani, Giovanni Pasotto, and Gino Colombini. Prices for Giacomo Balla furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $8,626 and can go as high as $31,179, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $19,692.

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