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Colour In: Walking Sculpture

Download a colouring-in page of Unique Forms of Continuity in Space from Tate's collection

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Umberto Boccioni
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913, cast 1972)

This striding figure looks a bit like a robot doesn't it?

In the early years of the 20th century, new technology and new machinery inspired artists such as Umberto Boccioni. He was a member of the futurist group of artists who celebrated new inventions such as cars and electricity.

In this sculpture Boccioni exaggerated the figure’s dynamism so that it looks as if it is surging forwards towards progress. The spikey bits sticking out from the figure look a bit as if the wind is blowing it doesn't it?

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