Class [controlled]: sculpture Modern art
*Work Type [link]: sculpture
*Title: Unique Forms of Continuity in Space Title Type: repository
Title: Abstract Bronze Sculpture Title Type: descriptive
*Creator Display: Umberto Boccioni, (Italian, 1882-1916)
*Role [link]: sculptor [link]: Boccioni, Umberto
*Creation Date Display: designed in 1913, cast in 1931 [controlled]: Qualifier: design Earliest: 1913 Latest: 1913 | Qualifier: casting Earliest: 1931 Latest: 1931
*Subject [links]: nonrepresentational art motion human figure female nude space striding
Style [link to authority]: Futurist
Culture [link]: Italian
*Current Location Display [link]: Museum of Modern Art (New York, New York, USA) ID: 1990.38.3
*Measurements: 111.2 x 88.5 x 40 cm (43 7/8 x 34 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches )
[controlled]: Value: 111.2 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 88.5 Unit: cm Type: width | Value: 40 Unit: cm Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques: cast and hammered bronze
Material [links]: bronze Technique [links]: casting hammering
Description: The Futurist ideals were dynamism, progress, and motion in the new machine age. In this sculpture, the rush of air displaced by its forward movement is represented as space in visible extensions sprouting like wings from the figure’s limbs. The primary subject is not the nude, but movement itself. According to Boccioni, an invisible fourth dimension existed as a higher realm of existence where space and time merged.
Description Source [link]: Museum of Modern Art online. www.moma.org (accessed 29 July 2006)
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