Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 Charge of the Lancers Umberto Boccioni Date: 1915; Milan, Italy * Style: Futurism Genre: genre painting Media: collage, cardboard, tempera Dimensions: 32 x 50 cm Location: Private Collection Tags: knights-and-warriors References: www.theartstory.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x487px, View all sizes The Charge of the Lancers is the only known work by Boccioni that is devoted exclusively to the theme of war. Being a collage, Charge was also a rare departure for the artist in terms of medium. In previous works, Boccioni had used the figure of the horse as a symbol for work, but in this collage the horse becomes a symbol of war and natural strength, since it appears to be overcoming a horde of German bayonets. If, in fact, Boccioni was establishing the brute strength of the horse over man-made weapons, it would suggest a slight departure from the Futurist principles of Marinetti. This work also eerily prefigures Boccioni's own death from having been trampled by a horse. Umberto Boccioni Famous works Self-portrait Umberto Boccioni · 1905 Self-portrait Umberto Boccioni · 1908 The City Rises Umberto Boccioni · 1910 States of Mind I: The Farewells Umberto Boccioni · 1911 The Street Enters the House Umberto Boccioni · 1911 Simultaneous Visions Umberto Boccioni · 1912 Dynamism of a Cyclist Umberto Boccioni · 1913 Unique Forms of Continuity in Space Umberto Boccioni · 1913 The Charge of the Lancers Umberto Boccioni · 1915 View all 99 artworks Related Artworks Surrealistic Composition David Burliuk Harvesting David Burliuk Train of the Wounded Gino Severini The bear dance at the Moulin Rouge Gino Severini The Red Horseman Carlo Carra Solidity of Fog Luigi Russolo Ballerina in Blue Gino Severini Memories of a Night Luigi Russolo The Haunting Dancer Gino Severini Leaving the Theatre Carlo Carra Сarousel David Burliuk Stazione a Milano Carlo Carra In the Paddy Fields David Burliuk Fifty-thousand-years-old woman on Mars David Burliuk American workers David Burliuk On the Beach Gino Severini A dancer Gino Severini Ballerina Gino Severini The Cyclist Gino Severini Orchestra David Burliuk 1 Load more Advertisement.