Giacomo Balla Fuses Modern Sculpture with Floral Design

WASHINGTON, DC—With wood and paint Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) has created a series of wonderful flowers called “Futurist Flowers.” The whimsical sculptures envision flowers of the future.

Given that that the works were originally conceived from 1918-1925 and reconstructed in 1968, Balla was way ahead of his time. You won’t see anything like these sculptures in bloom. Nearly 50 years later, the Italian artist’s imaginative floral creations remain conceptual and futuristic.

“Futurist Flowers” is on display at the Hirshhorn Museum where the works are a part of the permanent collection.

All photos by Arts Observer

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