I would love to spend all my time writing to you;
I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind,
all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; ….
-Luigi Pirandello- Nobel Prize in Literature 1934
Instead, I give you phantoms of Art. Dreams that could be so beautiful if they would come true. * This, my friends, in a time and world where everything is measured and decided by "clicks," "likes," "shares" becomes an invaluable treasure to be kept and nurtured. Pirandello also wrote that "Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in, and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow."
Enter Umberto Boccioni, an Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist of the Futurist movement in Art. He was born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy on October 19, 1882, and one of the principal figures who helped Giacomo Balla (the actual original founder of the movement and master under whom he apprenticed and mastered pointillism)shape the Futurism movement's revolutionary vision and aesthetic. Futurism or Futurismo is an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 1900s. Best describing the Futurismo movement is the