During the second wave of Futurism which followed WWII; a group of artist with really forward minds created artworks that were a bit too much for the crowd to digest at the time. Yet, the works stayed and is now something  modern group of art enthusiasts appreciate and frequently revisits for new inspirations. Rooted in Italy and spurred during times periods of the 1960s to the early 20th century artists such as Marinetti, Boccioni, Severini and Balla here made important works investigating into portrayals of subjects using techniques such as Divisionism, Cubism and Dynamics.

Trendy and very creative, his concept for the Fiore Futurista within his core project of Il Gardino Futurista was revived into being actually sculptures by his daughter after his death. Given into the hands of Gaspero del Corso and his Galleria dell’Obelisco; the final sculptures of the Futurist Flowers are still based on Balla’s paper models left in his studio with two different sizes, one being human life size and one being table top size. Even though Balla has never been the top first name people recall when revisiting Futurism; but his works are definitely ones as inspirational and influential as those left by names like Marinetti and Boccioni.

Giacomo Balla's Futurist Flowers

Giacomo Balla's Futurist Flowers

Giacomo Balla's Futurist Flowers

Giacomo Balla's Futurist Flowers