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Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912 — Giacomo Balla
95.9 cm115.9 cm

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash is a Futurist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Giacomo Balla in 1912. It lives at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in the United States. The image is tagged Dogs. Source

Despite receiving mixed critical reviews, this piece is considered one of the most important works in the Futurist movement. Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash was influenced by Giacomo Balla's fascination with chronophotographic studies of animals in motion. It depicts a dachshund on a leash and the feet of the lady walking it, both in rapid motion as indicated by the blurring and mutiplication of their parts. 

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