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Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life



Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life

The Estorick Collection, currently closed in line with government guidelines, brings the exhibition Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life to you. An illuminating series of bite-size introductions to the exhibition by its two curators now enables virtual visitors to experience the exhibition remotely and for free through video content regularly released over the coming weeks.

Featuring rarely seen works from the 1920s to the 1980s, the exhibition Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life covers every phase of the artist’s remarkably coherent career, including iconic aeropaintings, experimental works of visual poetry and mixed-media reliefs, as well as examples of ‘cosmic’ imagery dating from the 1960s, inspired by advances in space exploration.

For Tullio Crali (1910-2000) Futurism was not so much a school of painting or poetry as an attitude to life itself, a philosophy to which he did not simply subscribe on a dispassionate intellectual basis, but for which he experienced a profound, instinctive and unshakeable affinity. His powerful imagery reflected the movement’s unrestrained enthusiasm for the modern world and its belief in the transcendent potential of technology and the machine, embracing them as important sources of creative inspiration and rejecting sentimentality and  nostalgia. With its particular focus on “the immense visual and sensory drama of flight”, Crali’s work is most closely associated with the genre of ‘aeropainting’, which dominated Futurist research during the 1930s and early 1940s, yet his work was of a multifaceted character, and he continued to explore the movement’s aesthetics throughout his life, defiantly maintaining “one does not switch faiths”.

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Date: Da Thursday, April 09, 2020 a Thursday, April 30, 2020

Organized by : Estorick Collection

Entrance : With fee


Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art