Painters Paintings Umberto Boccioni (1882 – 1916): La Strada Entra nella Casa (The Street Enters Th…
Painters Work Umberto Boccioni (1882 – 1916): La Strada Entra nella Casa (The Avenue Enters The Home), 1911, Oil on canvas, 100 cm × 100.5 cm (39.four in × 39.6 in), Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
In 1910, Boccioni started a collection of works based mostly on fashionable urbanism. ‘The Avenue Enters The Home’, a portray from this collection, displays Boccioni’s evolution from a Neoimpressionist type to 1 extra aligned with the beliefs of Cubism. It contains strains akin to “The rules of Roentgen rays is utilized to the work, permitting the personages to be studied from all sides, objects each on the entrance and the again are within the painter’s reminiscence.” Boccioni experiments with Cubist methods as a approach of preserving components in each the foreground and background, dashing into the window on the identical time.
The central determine of the portray is a lady wearing blue and white, seen from behind and above. She seems over her balcony at a busy road scene, a riot of colors, strains, and angles. On the highway in entrance of her, employees raise poles to type the partitions of a brand new constructing, surrounded by a pile of bricks. On each aspect of this building, white and blue homes lean into the road. Two of the balconies are occupied by different figures peering down into the highway. A line of horses flies previous the foreground.
The id of the girl in The Avenue Enters the Home is the topic of some debate. Whereas a number of students postulate that she was a wholly imagined character, Boccioni had a historical past of using the ladies of his household as fashions. This has led some to the conclusion that the determine is Boccioni’s mom, and use the depiction in The Avenue Enters the Home as proof of Boccioni’s altering view of ladies usually and moms particularly.