Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The City Rises Umberto Boccioni Date: 1910; Milan, Italy Style: Divisionism, Futurism Genre: cityscape Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 301 x 200 cm Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA Tags: houses-and-buildings File Source: commons.wikimedia.org References: www.theartstory.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x498px, View all sizes The City Rises is considered by many to be the very first truly Futurist painting. Boccioni took a year to complete it and it was exhibited throughout Europe shortly after it was finished. It testifies to the hold that Neo-Impressionism and Symbolism maintained on the movement's artists even after Futurism was inaugurated in 1909. It was not until around 1911 that Boccioni adapted elements of Cubism to create a distinct Futurist style. Nevertheless, The City Rises does capture the group's love of dynamism and their fondness for the modern city. A large horse races into the foreground while several workers struggle to gain control of it, suggesting a primeval conflict between humanity and beasts. The horse and figures are blurred, communicating rapid movement while other elements, such as the buildings in the background, are rendered more realistically. At the same time, the perspective teeters dramatically in different sections of the painting. Umberto Boccioni: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (9) All Artworks by Date (99) All Artworks by Name (99) STYLES Cubism (12) Divisionism (25) Expressionism (10) Futurism (45) Impressionism (9) Pointillism (3) Post-Impressionism (6) Realism (3) GENRES abstract (10) cityscape (9) figurative (9) genre painting (21) landscape (8) literary painting (1) nude painting (nu) (1) portrait (20) sculpture (4) self-portrait (3) sketch and study (8) still life (1) symbolic painting (4) Umberto Boccioni Featured works (9) All Artworks by Date (99) All Artworks by Name (99) Cubism (12) Divisionism (25) Expressionism (10) Futurism (45) Impressionism (9) Pointillism (3) Post-Impressionism (6) Realism (3) abstract (10) cityscape (9) figurative (9) genre painting (21) landscape (8) literary painting (1) nude painting (nu) (1) portrait (20) sculpture (4) self-portrait (3) sketch and study (8) still life (1) symbolic painting (4) Young Man on a Riverbank Umberto Boccioni Car and Hunting Fox Umberto Boccioni Cloister of S. Onofrio Umberto Boccioni Self-portrait Umberto Boccioni Self-portrait Umberto Boccioni The Signora Virginia Umberto Boccioni Mother and Child Umberto Boccioni Adriana Bisi Fabbri Umberto Boccioni Boats in Sunlight Umberto Boccioni María Sacchi Reading Umberto Boccioni The Grand Canal in Venice Umberto Boccioni Virgilio Brocchi Umberto Boccioni Agitate Crowd Surrounding a High Equestrian Monument Umberto Boccioni April Evening Umberto Boccioni Campagna Umberto Boccioni Countryside with Trees Umberto Boccioni Farmers at work (Risaiole) Umberto Boccioni Homage to Mother Umberto Boccioni Moorland Umberto Boccioni Passing Train Umberto Boccioni 1 Load more Advertisement.