Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bragaglia Brothers

Around 1910, Anton Giulio Bragaglia (1890-1960) and his brother Arturo (1893-1962), began taking photographs against black backgrounds in hopes of capturing continuous movement. Their photographs reveal a fluid and continuous dynamic flow of movement - hence the Italian name 'Fotodinamismo' ('photodynamism'). A few years later the brothers came into contact with the Italian Futurist painters (Giacomo Balla, Boccioni and Russolo) who were experimenting with how to represent movement in painting at the same time. In 1913, Anton published Fotodinamismo Futurista which captured the dynamism of movement rather than a single moment.


  1. This Futurist movement has been so influential and under rated.
    If you have the book "Fashion and Futurism".. take a look inside....you'll see what I mean.
    Wonderful to see these photos here. Thanks.

  2. Thank you for this great collection of photos. Can you recommend a book that has a similarly fine selection of Bragaglia photos? I use movement in my photography too ( www.morganfisherart.com ) and am always interested in earlier examples of this kind of art.


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