Giacomo Balla

1871 - 1958

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Giacomo Balla (18 July 1871 – 1 March 1958) was an Italian painter, art teacher and poet best known as a key proponent of Futurism. In his paintings he depicted light, movement and speed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo Balla has received more than 309,014 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Giacomo Balla is the 245th most popular painter (up from 253rd in 2019), the 805th most popular biography from Italy (up from 823rd in 2019) and the 68th most popular Italian Painter.

Giacomo Balla is most famous for his painting entitled "The Street Light" which depicts a street light in the middle of the night.

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Among painters, Giacomo Balla ranks 245 out of 1,428Before him are Martin Schongauer, Giorgio Morandi, Piero di Cosimo, Carlo Crivelli, Hyacinthe Rigaud, and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark. After him are Guercino, Georgia O'Keeffe, Luigi Russolo, Zdzisław Beksiński, Bernardo Bellotto, and Hendrick Avercamp.

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Among people born in 1871, Giacomo Balla ranks 20Before him are Albert Lebrun, Ioannis Metaxas, Grazia Deledda, Elena of Montenegro, František Kupka, and Georges Rouault. After him are Lesya Ukrainka, Émile Borel, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Lyonel Feininger, Maurice Garin, and Ernst Zermelo. Among people deceased in 1958, Giacomo Balla ranks 20Before him are Milutin Milanković, Juan Ramón Jiménez, G. E. Moore, Kurt Alder, Maurice Gamelin, and Georges Rouault. After him are Rudolf von Laban, André Bazin, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Edna Purviance, Ole Kirk Christiansen, and Duncan Edwards.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Balla ranks 805 out of 4,088Before him are Giorgio Morandi (1890), Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), Piero di Cosimo (1462), Federico da Montefeltro (1422), Carlo Crivelli (1430), and Charles Martel of Anjou (1271). After him are Guercino (1591), Pope Leo V (870), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Silvio Piola (1913), Lino Ventura (1919), and Gianni Rivera (1943).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Giacomo Balla ranks 68Before him are Gentile da Fabriano (1370), Lorenzo Lotto (1480), Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Giorgio Morandi (1890), Piero di Cosimo (1462), and Carlo Crivelli (1430). After him are Guercino (1591), Luigi Russolo (1885), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Domenichino (1581), Jacopo Bassano (1510), and Francesco Guardi (1712).