American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Boccioni, Umberto 1882-1916. Italian artist whose works embodied futurism.
“Boccioni went on to say that the abstract reconstruction of plane and volume comprises a work of art, and not its figurative quality.”
“The spirit of Umberto Boccioni still hovers over the heady waters of Italy.”
“However, we'll never be able to answer the question of the importance of Boccioni as a sculptor, because the artist-vandal who took over his Rome studio after his premature death destroyed all the other plaster sculptures.”
“Is Boccioni (1882-1916) one of the missing links between the modernist movement and cubism and 20th-century sculpture?”
“Boccioni captures the spatial aspects of movement and energy, with special attention to volume and light, in a way that is almost always beautiful.”
“Concentrating on walking in a straight line, he went over to a door and punched a set of numbers into the - security console, heard the lock shoot back and pushed the door open on the investment side of his art collec - tion'the Rembrandt, the Titian, the Severini and the Boccioni, which his insurers insisted he kept housed in a secure room.”
“Boccioni could not stop talking about "new plastic ideas" and even "new laws.”
“She remembered the piece of embroidery work she had been engaged on last night, and then a scrap of conversation she had overheard between the doctor and the artist towards the end of dinner, they were talking of the passéistes and futurists, of the work of Pablo Picasso, of Sunyer, of Boccioni and Durio, arguing with extraordinary passion about the work of these people.”
“He has seen my post the other day where I incorporated one of my favorite Boccioni paintings,”
“And thanks again, Scott, for the Boccioni and the Fixin!”
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