Portrait of Marinetti. Plastic Synthesis


Enrico Prampolini


Mediums: oil, canvas.
Location: The Gallery of Modern Art (Turin, Italy).

The artist depicted the leader of Futurists, the famous writer and poet in a dynamic futuristic manner with elements of cubism. The face of Marinetti arises from a mosaic-abstract background consisting of geometric shapes and letter elements. It is tense and even aggressive, the head resembles a steel helmet, and the mouth is filled with sharp triangular fragments of words. The image radiates powerful energy and strength, so that the viewer thinks that he is about to hear the metallic and vibrating voice of the speaker.