Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash

Giacomo Balla

Futurism, an Italian movement founded in 1909, was valued by Giacomo Balla. He admired change, respected originality, and was inspired by motion photography. By multiplying the number of tails, legs, feet, leashes and so on, Balla created the illusion of movement; an owner taking her dog on a hurried walk. Instead of a simple gradient or one color background, painting diagonal lines helps create this illusion of movement. I found his subject of the dog and just the owners feet to be interesting because its almost as if he took multiple photos and picked one at random.

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