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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 2 December 1899, in Albisola; died May 1971, in Albisola.

Ceramicist, draughtsman, painter, sculptor, screen printer, photographer. Artists' books.

Futurism.

Tullio d'Albisola studied with his father Giuseppe, a master potter, then with Gaetano Ballardini at the international university pottery class in Faenza, which he entered in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Anton Giulio born 11 February 1890 in Piglio, Frosinone, Arturo born 7 January 1893 in Frosinone; died, Anton Giulio died 15 July 1960 in Rome, Arturo died 21 January 1962 in Rome.

Photographers.

Futurism.

Anton Giulio and Arturo Bragaglia were the elder brothers of the photographer Carlo Ludovico and the painter Alberto Bragaglia. Until ...

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Fillia  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 3 October 1904, in Revello; died 9 February 1936, in Turin.

Painter, photomontage artist, writer, illustrator. Murals, ceramics.

Futurism.

Luigi Enrico Colombo took the pseudonym Fillia, which was his mother's maiden name. Although he died at the age of only 32, he was one of the most far-sighted thinkers to influence the evolution of artistic expression between the two World Wars. In fact, in the course of the many journeys he made right up to his death in Paris, he was in contact with the pioneers of abstract art, which was at that time ignored by everyone, and this was how he came to be linked with the leaders of the ...

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Ester Coen and John Musgrove

Italian movement, literary in origin, that grew to embrace painting, sculpture, photography and architecture, which was launched by the publication on 20 February 1909 of ‘Le Futurisme’ by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in the Paris newspaper Le Figaro. Marinetti’s intention was to reject the past, to revolutionize culture and make it more modern. The new ideology of Futurism set itself with violent enthusiasm against the weighty inheritance of an art tied to the Italian cultural tradition and exalted the idea of an aesthetic generated by the modern myth of the machine and of speed.

Marinetti laid the foundations of the new literary poetics in his first manifesto, written in late 1908. Every new creation or action, he wrote, was now based on the ‘beauty of speed’; museums, libraries, ‘venerated’ cities and academies had to be destroyed, as they belonged to traditional culture. An art born of progress was now to take the place of all the artistic forms of the past, even the most recent ones, because they were stale and static. These words were immediately taken up by a group of young painters based in Milan—...

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Tato  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1896, in Bologna; died 1968 or 1974, in Rome.

Painter, photomontage artist. Genre scenes, interiors, figures, landscapes, still-lifes. Murals, stage sets.

Futurism.

A self-taught artist, Tato lived in Bologna and then Rome. He was called up in 1915 and remained in the army until the end of the war. In 1919, he was involved in the setting up of the second Futurist group in Bologna. In 1925, he opened a 'House of Futurist Art' in Bologna and then ran a photographic agency....