Giacomo Balla at Palazzo Merulana in Rome

Giacomo Balla. From Abstract Futurism to Iconic Futurism.

21 March-17 June. An exhibition of paintings by Giacomo Balla, considered Italy's foremost exponent of Futurism, is hosted at Palazzo Merulana, Rome's newest art museum.

Entitled From Abstract Futurism to Iconic Futurism, the show examines Balla's artistic journey, taking as its starting point the Portrait of Primo Carnera (1933), part of Palazzo Merulana's permanent collection.

One side of the painting contains a typically Futurist subject, Vaprofumo, painted in 1926. A few years later, in 1933, the artist painted Primo Carnera, in a notably different style, on the other side.

The exhibition, curated by Fabio Benzi, can be visited every day except Tuesday from 10.00-20.00, with last admission at 19.00.

For full details see Palazzo Merulana website.