SPIRAL EXPANSION OF MUSCLES

This is most likely one of the first striding sculptures that Boccioni created

A total of 14 photographs exist of this work (although it is only partly visible in five of them). These include 12 images taken in Boccioni’s studio, one at his 1913 solo exhibition in Paris and one published in the newspaper Il Secolo Illustratoin January 1917 (bottom right). We believe that the latter is a new discovery, and is being published here for the first time. Five different angles are known and two of these show the full sculpture.

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