Speedboat in Motion (1926)


Oil on canvas; signed and dated bottom left
In period silver gilt frame

40cm x 46.5cm in the frame


Arturo Ciacelli was a leading exponent of the Second Futurism (so-called to distinguish it from the period of Marinetti – 1909 to 1916) following the First war. In 1905, while studying more classically at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, his artistic trajectory was determined by taking evening classes in industrial art along with the by then household-named futurists Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) and Gino Severini (1883-1966). As he wrote, theirs was a revolutionary conception: ‘While the impressionists paint a picture to give one particular moment and subordinate the life of the picture to its resemblance to this moment, we synthesize every moment (time, place, form, colour-tone) and thus paint the picture.’

Ciacelli’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, the record price being 96,291 USD for Roulette, Foire a Montmartre sold at Artcurial in 2014.

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