Carlo Carrà was born on 11 February in 1881 in Quarguento, Piedmont.

By Anne Leader

Carlo Carrà was born on 11 February in 1881 in Quarguento, Piedmont. Based in Milan, Carrà traveled widely, working in London, Switzerland, and Paris. Together with Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Carrà helped author the Manifesto dei pittori futuristi in 1910, though he was estranged from the movement and Boccioni by 1915. He met Giorgio De Chirico while stationed at Ferrara during World War I, and they would go on to develop the movement known as Pittura metafisica.

Reference: Matthew Gale. “Carrà, Carlo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 


Interventionist Demonstration, tempera and collage on cardboard, 1914 (Milan, Mattioli Collection); © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome, photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY

Woman on the Balcony, 1912, Collection R. Jucker, Milan.

Funeral of the Anarchist Galli, 1910-1, oil on canvas. New York: Museum of Modern Art, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 235.1948 © 2014 Carlo Carrà / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

The Engineer’s Mistress (L’amante dell’ingegnere), 1921, oil on canvas, Gianni Mattioli Collection on long-term loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice © Carlo Carrà, by SIAE 2008

Interior, 1924, etching. New York: Museum of Modern Art, John S. Newberry Fund, 32.1968 © 2014 Carlo Carrà / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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