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BORTULUCCE, Vanessa Beatriz. Women and light in the art of Umberto Boccioni. ARS (São Paulo) [online]. 2018, vol.16, n.32, pp.99-116. ISSN 2178-0447.

This article intends to carry out a reflection on the poetics of Italian artist Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), taking the subject of women in his pictorial and sculptural work as axis. This theme has a particular importance in the artist’s works, and was used in drawings and paintings of his pre-futuristic stage in order to understand the relationship among bodies, light and atmosphere. The specific representation of women at windows and balconies persisted in his futuristic years and enabled the expansion and deepening of his researches related to perception of light and its incidence on bodies, as well as the concept of “sculpture of environment”.

Keywords : Umberto Boccioni; futurism; Italian art.

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