Art Tour

Saturday Gallery Tour - Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life

25 Jan 2020

Regular hours

Sat, 25 Jan
15:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry

Free with an admission ticket purchased on the same day. https://www.estorickcollection.com/visitor-information

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Highbury & Islington

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Join exhibition co-curator Barbara Martorelli for a gallery tour of Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life.

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Join exhibition co-curator Barbara Martorelli for a gallery tour of Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life.

For Tullio Crali (1910-2000) Futurism was not just a school of painting, but an attitude to life itself. Reflecting the movement’s enthusiasm for the modern world, his imagery embraced technology and the machine as important sources of creative inspiration. However, 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.

Featuring rarely seen works from the 1920s to the 1980s, this exhilarating exhibition 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. Also featured are a large number of Crali’s famous Sassintesi: enigmatic compositions of stone and rock, ‘sculpted’ by natural forces.

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Curators

Barbara Martorelli

Chris Adams

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