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Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

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One of the undisputed masters of modern Italian art, Balla was one of the five signatories of Futurism’s initial painting manifestos of 1910 and a pioneering figure of European Modernism. The exhibition comprises 116 works loaned by the Biagiotti Cigna Collection – one of the largest collections of Balla’s works in the world. Assembled by the renowned Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti and her husband Gianni Cigna, the full collection of over 200 works represents the artist’s entire oeuvre. It encompasses figurative painting and drawing, as well as abstraction and applied art and many of Balla’s fashion-related designs. Find out more about the Giacomo Balla exhibition from the Estorick’s website.

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Expansion+Light (1930), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Expansion+Light (1930), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Expansion of Spring (1918), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Expansion of Spring (1918), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Lines of Force of an Enamelled Landscape (1917–18), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Lines of Force of an Enamelled Landscape (1917–18), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Design for a Man's Suit (1914), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Design for a Man’s Suit (1914), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Iridescent Interpenetrations (1913), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

Iridescent Interpenetrations (1913), Giacomo Balla. Courtesy The Biagiotti Cigna Collection

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