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THE BODY WITH WINGS
Eadweard Muybridge - Dirk Baumanns and the futuristic drawing
8th February 2018 - 30th April 2018

This exhibition compares 18 photographs by Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), 30 futurist drawings devoted to movement and a wall composition of paintings and photographs assembled by Gio' Montez and by the German artist Dirk Baumanns from his performance Black Priest, as if it were its imprint and recomposition.

Topics such as the reconstruction of movement, the representation of the movement of an object in its different phases, the narrativity of the subject either photographed or drawn in relationship with its documentation and its trace, the transfiguration of the dynamic subject, are all connected in a historical sense and source of mutual, inner, re-reading of compositional methodologies and their meaning (creative, appropriative, documentary, historical-interpretative).

The relationships that the performance establishes with its documentation and this with the other elements of the exhibition (documentary, comparative, narrative) weaken the unity of the work in the iconographic, formal and historical comparison in a relational sense.

Among the works of greatest historical interest, Bozzetto costume for the ballet "Piedigrotta" 1913-15, and one of the studies for Dynamism of a Dog on a leash, by Giacomo Balla. The first was exhibited in 1917 at the Ridotto Hall of the Costanzi Theatre in Rome in the exhibition of the Leonide Massine’s collection.

While the eighteen tables of the Animal locomotion series by the English photographer range from the famous studies on the movement of horses to the compositions on sports, to other more intimate and articulated ones devoted to daily gestures.

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION, PLATE 659, 1887info

48 x 61,3 cm

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION' (10 SPORT STUDIES) PLATE 360, 1887info

48,3 x 61 cm

Giacomo Balla

AUTOMOBILE IN CORSA , 1913 CA.info

watered chinese ink on paper , 13,5 x 19,5 cm

Giacomo Balla

LINEA DI VELOCITA' + FORME RUMORE, 1913 CA.info

pencil on paper , 23 x 34 cm

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION, PLATE 707 (DOG; GALLOPING; MASTIFF), 1887info

48,3 x 61 cm

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION PLATE N 631, 1887info

49 x 61 cm

Mario Sironi

CAVALLO E CAVALIERE, 1918info

charcoal on paper mounted on canvas , 41,5 x 25 cm

Virgilio Marchi

CAVALLO IN MOVIMENTO, 1916 CA.info

pencil and pastel on paper , 20 x 29 cm

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION' (10 SPORT STUDIES) PLATE 317, 1887info

48,3 x 61 cm

Gerardo Dottori

FESTA DI CARNEVALE, 1914info

coloured chinese inks on paper , 19 x 34 cm

Carlo Carrà

STUDIO PER SOBBALZI DI UNA CARROZZELLA, 1911 CAinfo

grease pencil and ink touches on yellowish paper , 29,1 x 36,5 cm

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION' (10 SPORT STUDIES) PLATE 152, 1887info

48,3 x 61 cm

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION, PLATE 444 (TWO MODELS SHAKING HANDS AND KISSING), 1887info

48,3 x 61 cm

Mario Sironi

STUDIO DI BALLERINA, 1915 CA.info

ink on paper , 26 x 18 cm

Dirk Baumanns

BLACK PRIEST (DIRK BAUMANNS - GIO' MONTEZ, FOTO DI FRANCESCO PERRI), 2017info

300 X 200 CM (DETTAGLIO)

Fortunato Depero

SCOMPOSIZIONE + VOLUMI DI DANZA, 1915info

white lead and charcoal on mid-blue paper, 29 x 20 cm

Eadweard Muybridge

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION' (10 SPORT STUDIES) PLATE 163, 1887info

48,3 x 61 cm

Giacomo Balla

PIEDIGROTTA. UOMO IN CORSA + RUMORE + LINEA DI VELOCITà + LUCI + SUONO, 1914 -15info

49 x 33 cm

Giacomo Balla

STUDIO PER VOLO DI RONDINE , 1913info

pencil and pastels on paper , 12 x 18,5 cm

Giacomo Balla

PROGETTO PER DINAMISMO D'UN CANE AL GUINZAGLIO (LATO 1), 1912 ca.info

pencil on paper , 8 x 12,5 cm

Dirk Baumanns

BLACK PRIEST (DIRK BAUMANNS - GIO' MONTEZ, FOTO DI FRANCESCO PERRI), 2017info

300 x 200 cm