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 City Rises Umberto Boccioni Alternative name: The City Rises (Boccioni) Date: 1910; Milan, Italy * Style: Divisionism, Futurism Genre: cityscape Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 301 x 200 cm Location: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US Tags: houses-and-buildings Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_City_Rises_(Boccioni) 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 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 Urban Landscape with Chimneys Mario Sironi Urban Landscape Mario Sironi Collage David Burliuk The yellow truck Mario Sironi Composition with train and figure Mario Sironi Memories of Travel Gino Severini Urban landscape Mario Sironi Washington market David Burliuk The edge of city (Bronx) David Burliuk French town David Burliuk Urban landscape Mario Sironi Urban landscape Mario Sironi The Truck Mario Sironi A Tree by the Railway David Burliuk Cityscape with truck Mario Sironi not identified Mario Sironi I lampi Luigi Russolo Piazza Del Duomo Carlo Carra Night At Piazza Beccaria In Milan Carlo Carra The Boulevard Gino Severini 1 Load more Advertisement.