We are incredibly proud to share this flamboyant work by the Belgian futurist Jules Schmalzigaug with Rijksmuseum Twenthe for their new exhibition Marinetti and Futurism: Manifesto for a New World. The exhibition traces the evolution of futurism alongside the work of its Italian founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
Jules Schmalzigaug (1882-1917), who grew up in Antwerp and later traveled to Germany, Paris, and Italy, was the only painter from Belgium to develop a close relationship with the Italian Futurists in the prewar period. During his stay in Paris in 1912, on the occasion of an exhibition on Futurism, he attended Marinetti’s lecture at Galerie Bernheim-Jeune. This experience convinced Schmalzigaug to move to Italy, where he exhibited alongside the most famous figures of Futurism.
Find out more about the works of the futurists during the new exhibition in Rijksmuseum Twenthe!