which phrase best expresses the sculptural style of boccioni?
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Before becoming interested in three-dimensional work, Boccioni was already a highly accomplished painter. He showed little interest in art until he was in his late teenage years, but once art found him he demonstrated raw talent and quickly learned the fundamental classical skills. By the time he joined the Futurists in his late 20s, Boccioni was one of the most skilled painters in the movement. Even by just judging his self-portraits we can see Umberto Boccioni demonstrated a mature grasp of representational drawing skills, paint handling, composition and a mastery of a range of styles from Divisionism to Impressionism to Post-Impressionism.
Umberto Boccioni – three self-portraits, from 1905 (left), 1905 (middle) and 1908 (right)
Types of Sculpture
For an easy-to-follow account of the most creative epoch in the history of plastic art, see: Greek Sculpture Made Simple.
In the 5th century A.D. the western half of the Roman Empire fell to invading Germanic tribes from northern and central Europe. These peoples soon became Christians and spread the religion throughout Europe. Unlike the Romans, the Germanic peoples had no tradition of human representation in art. Their art consisted mainly of complex patterns and shapes used for decoration. It influenced Christian art as much as Greco-Roman art did.
Around 600 B.C., Greece developed one of the great civilizations in the history of the world. Sculpture became one of the most important forms of expression for the Greeks.