Development of a Bottle in Space

Umberto Boccioni Italian

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In March 1912 Boccioni wrote, "These days I am obsessed by sculpture! I believe I have glimpsed a complete renovation of that mummified art." A month later he published the "Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture," and by June 1913 he had produced eleven sculptures, including Development of a Bottle in Space. Rather than delineating the contours of his subject, a bottle, Boccioni integrated the object’s internal and external spatial planes, which appear to unfold and spiral into surrounding space.

Development of a Bottle in Space, Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 1882–1916 Sorte), Bronze

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