Monday, December 10, 2012

Dynamism of a football player

Dedicated to Lionel Messi, who broke the record for most goals scored in one year yesterday, and will probably be recognized as the greatest footbal (soccer) player of all time in the future. This painting from 1913 is by Italian futurist artist Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), three years before he fell in World War One - and one of the few paintings my masters on this subject. More on Boccioni in the linked wikipedia article.