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Luigi Russolo (1885-1947)

Biography of artist Luigi Russolo (1885-1947)

Luigi Russolo (Italian; 1885-1947) was an important name in Italian Futurism.

The destruction of most of Russolo's work prompted the Royal Academy to claim in the 1989 catalogue of Italian Art in the 20th Century that all his later work was 'lost' and, indeed, very little has come to the market.

Russolo's most famous painting, which is in the Estorik Collection, is La Musica (1911). Russolo was also an accomplished composer and musician inventing the intonarumoro (noise-intoner), which was a gurgling, buzzing, exploding device admired by Stavinsky and Prokofiev.

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