Post 200-Balla and Stravinsky

I was looking for a suitable painting to evoke the thrill of fireworks in order to wish everyone a happy new year and came across this work from one of my favourite Futurists, Giacomo Balla: 

Further investigation revealed that this was from the set of Ivor Stravinsky’s ballet 

This blog has an extract from Stravinsky’s memoirs about his dealings with the Futurist artists and which reveals a fun side to the artist. It also  includes a little video of the painting set to the music. 

Happy 2017! 

http://musicologynow.ams-net.org/2014/05/stravinsky-and-futurists.html?m=1

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