So, while spending hours digging through piles of artwork from the “Early Modern” period, I finally managed to dredge up some fantastic pieces that I really enjoy. The first being Volo Agitato (Shaking Flight), by Tullio Crali in 1938.
From an aesthetic perspective, I’m a huge fan of the dark tone, and the transparency skill the artist shows. The Cubist influence is still present in this Futurist piece. With the time period that this was painted, WWI was beginning to be a painful memory, and WWII was about to erupt. This I think, accounts for both the dark tone, and probably warplane depicted.
This second piece, painted just a year later, is not only another visual reminder of the war, but also of the technological advances that were coming about. Skyscrapers, advanced aeronautical design, and more accurate instruments for pilots. Nose Dive on the City is also by Tullio Crali [Edit: didn’t notice this until I started typing, haha].