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Title: Aeropittura, futurism and space in the 1930s : continuity, innovation and reception
Author: Sai, Elisa
ISNI:       0000 0004 2697 4356
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2010
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Artistically speaking, Futurist production dating from the foundation of the movement in 1909 until the First World War bas traditionally benefited from a considerable scrutiny, often to the detriment of the rest of the Futurist trajectory that continued until the outbreak of the Second World War. Conventionally stigmatized as an unsophisticated form of political propaganda, Aeropittura, which developed throughout the 1930s,is probably one of the most controversial futurist productions. An analysis of the critical responses to Aeropittura from the post-war period until the present day will constitute the initial section of this text together with an investigation into the critical reception of Futurisma mong its contemporaries in the 1930s and after 1945. The aim is to identify key episodes that have shaped the conventional interpretation or provided innovative new perspectives. In the second chapter the developments of the notion of space within the Futurist aesthetic will be explored in conjunction with a brief exploration of contemporary ground-breaking scientific discoveries and their popularization, innovations in the cultural and artistic discourse and pioneering philosophical theories on time and space. Issues of control and power in reference to the visual sphere and a pantheistic, multi-sensoriaal pproacht o naturea re someo f the themes that will be exploredi n the text. A more environmental notion of space will be discussed in the third chapter that concentrates on the architectural heories formulated by the Futurist artists. Though plastica murale and polimaterismo the artists attempted to find an alternative form of artistic expression that could articulate their desire for an expansion of artistic practices and spaces. The last chapter Addresses The extent to which particular themes of space inherent in late Futurism impacted on later artworks and how artists developed the spatial Futurist postulates into other forms of artistic practices
Supervisor: O'Mahony, Mike Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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