Posts Tagged ‘Futurism’

Artist of the moment……Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was born in 1907 in Milan, Italy. Munari is associated with the abstract and futurist movements. The artist worked in many mediums including painting, sculpture, film, and even poetry. For design the Munari worked with many items designing espresso machines, ashtrays, and even televisions.

Another creative venture for Munari was creating children’s  books. The artist created and illustrated many children’s books over his lifetime. These books were “fun” for kids as  Munari used textures and sometimes kinectic art to get children to touch and interact with his books.

A large influence on Munari was theorist and writer  Filippo Marinetti.

At the beginning of his working career as a graphic designer.

The artist joined the second Futurist movement in Italy, but left this movement because of political dissent of the artist to the Facist movement.

Bruno Munari passed away in 1988 at the age of 90 years old.

In this clip we view a show featuring some kinetic works by Bruno Munari:

Price range information:  Works range from $3,000 to $50,000.

What fantastic geometric shapes and design by Bruno Munari in his creation of abstract works of art.


Artist of the moment…..David Burliuk

David Burliuk was born in  Sumy Oblast, Ukraine in the year 1882,  which was then  part of the Russian Empire. For his artistic education he attended the Royal Academy of Munich. Many call him the father of the Russian Futurism movement. He loved to paint portraits of his wife and did so on many occasions.

The artist had a brother that was killed in 1917 in World War 1. After this Burliuk took off for the United States. This journey took him though parts of Russia, to Japan, and also to Canada.

Burliuk was also a poet and art critic.

Burliuk lived in Japan for two years before moving to the United States. In this clip we learn about the influences he took from Japan and uses in his own art:

In this clip a brief bio about the artist. A very large floral work is shown.

A great selection of works by Burliuk is shown here. From a wonderful self portrait at the start to his more futuristic works:

David Burliuk passed away in 1882 at the age of 85 years of age.

He tried to return to Russia to reunite in his homeland, but his request was always denied.


Artist of the moment……Emilio Pettoruti

Emilio Pettoruti was born in La Plata, Argentina in the year 1892.Pettoruti painted in the manner of many movements such as Cubism, Futurism, and Abstraction. At age 14 the artist began studying at a local academy of art but quit vowing to teach himself.

He was able to study with Emilio Coutaret, a drawing professor at the Museum of Natural History. Pettoruti learned to draw the human face accurately and earned a scholarship to study in Italy.

Price range information: Oils range $50,000 to $800,000. Watercolors range $2,000 to $20,000.

1915 first one man show. The show brought the artist media attention that wasn’t all positive. Pettoruti was painting in a modern style that had not yet made it to Argentina. He encouraged others to view the world with new eyes.

His first still life paintings concentrated on objects from bottles to cups seen from many angles. Pettoruti then concentrated on light. He chose to see light as a fixed object in the picture rather than lighting other objects in his works.

Included in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art.

If enjoy this artist please check out French Cubist painter Bernard Buffet.

In this clip a wonderful selection of art by Emilio Pettoruti. My favorite Cubist painter!