Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 9

"Unique Forms of Continuity in Space," 1913 bronze by Umberto Boccioni

More info on the artist.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 25, 2018
     Category: Art | Avant Garde | 1910s | Russia

This thing is depicted on the Italian 20 eurocent piece.

In fact, all of Italy's euro coins depict art or famous buildings. The cent has Castel del Monte, tuppence has a tower in Turin, five cents has the Colosseum (and not the "Coliseum"!), 10 cents has Botticelli's Venus, 20 cents has this thing, 50 cents has the mosaic on the Capitoline Hill with the statue that stands there, the euro has Vitruvian Man and 2 euros has Dante painted by Raphael (not the turtle).

We just have our king, in two variations, which is a bit boring, but not as boring as the Belgians who have their king in just one variation, or Estonia, who have... Estonia. Then again, maybe the Italians overdo it a bit. I rather like the German and Maltese ones - they have three distinctive designs each, for the bronze, copper and bimetallic coins.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/26/18 at 08:14 AM
It looks like something that could be a character in Marvel comics. It's not as tall as I thought it might be, with a height of about 44 inches. It's at MoMA, on view on Floor 5; here's a link:
Posted by Fritz G on 01/26/18 at 09:56 AM
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