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Depero’s Mimismagia

Another one of Depero’s projects that really stood out to me was another theatrical artwork and it is called  Mimismagia. This was a series of costume designs that were created in 1916 for a mimic-acrobatic ballet. “The costumes for Mimismagia were characterized by strange geometrical shapes that seemed to protrude from the body, turning the…

Depero’s I balli plastici

One of Depero’s projects that first stood out to me was I balli plastici. This is a set design that was created in 1921. In 1917, Depero  began to conceive of a Futurist ballet in which machine-like puppets would replace human actors and dancers.  He felt that this would emphasize the Futurist ideals of technology…

Fortunato Depero

Fortunato Depero was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor, and graphic designer. He was born on March 30, 1892 in Fondo, Italy. “He grew up in Rovereto and it was here when he first began exhibiting his works, while also serving as an apprentice to a marble worker in 1910. He schooled at Scuola Reale…

God’s Man

God’s Man is a wordless novel that was published in 1929 by the American artist Lynd Ward. This was also the first American wordless novel. This novel is made up entirely of woodcuts, and the novel also tells a story of an artist who signs away his soul for a magic paintbrush. When I first…