For several centuries, life went on silently, or mutedly.
Don't often write about a venue but I can't recommend a visit to the Estorick Collection in Islington enough. Estorick Collection Website Nestled behind an brick wall, the newly extended and renovared building houses a magical collection of Italian Futurist art, collected by Mr and Mrs Estorick. If you want to see Balla, Carra, Russolo … Continue reading Estorick Collection
In ‘The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism’ (1909) FT Marinetti, a leading figure in Italian Art culture, ignited a movement that blasted its way onto the world stage in the early 20th century. Marinetti called upon the destruction of museums, libraries and academies in order to reject the rules and functions of these institutions; to … Continue reading Some thoughts on Futurism
Rovereto, Trento, Italy: a Tuesday and one of the best exhibitions my journeys have taken me to! 40mins from Verona, Rovereto is a picturesque town that clearly loves its art and culture. The Museo d'Arte dear Rovereto-Trentino was a surprise in itself: This review of the exhibition describes it much better than I can, so … Continue reading Painters of Light – Italian Journey
So a visit to a European country before the passport is revoked is up in a couple of weeks and what do I find just an hour from where I'm staying? Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto The utopian City From the Futurist metropolis to EUR42 and Painters of light From Divisionism … Continue reading Fast and Furious in Italy
I've been on the lookout for new galleries to visit and found a beauty in Islington: the Estorick Collection. This is a collection of paintings, lithographs and drawing from the Futurist artists. Amongst the paintings was a wonderful find: Music by Luigi Russolo. Having only seen it in a book, I was so excited to … Continue reading Futurism in Islington
I love connections, so what links the following: Luigi Russolo, Yevgeny Zamyatin and John Cage? Reading Electronic Sound, I was interested to see how John Cage predicted the future of music. Cage said, in 1937, "I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase unti we reach a music produced … Continue reading Luigi Russolo and a Dystopian Vision