Aug 9, 2009

Actually, I am impatient...

...and as such can't mention the fantastic-futurism-news without posting just one image. This is by my favourite futurist of all, Giacomo Balla, and encapsulates the futurists' fascination with and reverence for all aspects of modern technology. Here the romance which usually goes hand in hand with depictions of the moon and stars, is instead afforded to an ordinary streetlight. But, of course, for Balla, the streetlight is anything but ordinary: it is a sign of modernity, technology, and of man's ability to surpass nature.

Giacomo Balla, Streetlight, 1909

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