SPEEDING MUSCLES

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

This work appears in just three photographs, two of which were taken at the 1913 Paris exhibition (the second replicates the first, but in smaller scale), and one at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Luckily, they complement each other in such a way that very little is left to guesswork. The only detail that differs in the Paris and San Francisco photographs is the small protruding structure at the upper back of the head. The reconstruction is based on the later San Francisco image of 1915 (right) in which this element seems to have been modified

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