By Anne Leader 

Modernist Aroldo Bonzagni died on 30 December 1918 in Milan. A casualty of the Spanish flu, Bonzagni was only 31. After training at Milan’s Brera Academy, Bonzagni became associated with the avant-garde, signing the first Futurist Manifesto of 1910. He soon broke with the group, however, and focused his attention on depicting contemporary life, often with a sense of irony and caricature.

Reference: Daniela De Dominicis. “Bonzagni, Aroldo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. 

Mondanità (High Society), 1910. Milan, Private Collection.

Woman at her Mirror, 1910.

London in the Rain, 1912.

The Monza Tram, 1916.

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