Futurist Depero 1913-1950
Manuel Fontán de Junco
Fortunato Depero (Fondo, Trento,1892 - Rovereto, 1960).
Futurism, the artistic and literary movement that was launched with a starting pistol shot - 1914 with the outbreak of Worl War I- in the form of manifesto published by Filippo Tomasso Marinetti, has found its place in the history of art due to the radical nature of its proposals.
Depero experimented with the widest range of formats and supports. Some of them he invented, like his celebrated quadri in stoffa, painting-tapestries made with textiles, and all of them he combined together: painting, printmaking, drawinga, sculpture, typography, ilustrated books, collages and photo-collages, onomalinguistic compositions and free-word, lyric poetry for reading out on radio, in addition to attempt to produce a compendium of all the arts in his project New York, film vissuto.
Depero was a source of artistic and human energy in permanent evoution.