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Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913

A bold figure strides powerfully, marching like a proud soldier. This sculpture was made by Italian artist Umberto Boccioni, around the time when exciting new inventions like cars and electricity were being produced. The artist wanted to show how humans might be affected too.

The body of this figure looks as though it might have turned into a machine, or a robot. What do you think happened before and after this transformation? What super powers could this new being have? If you had super powers, what would you like to be able to do?

14 stories about “Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913”

  1. Peter Mellen, age 5, from England

    Well, the man was in space. he didn’t know what to do. then he had to ride the ship because it was about to crash. then he found another alien spaceship what had a girl inside it. it wasn’t an alien. then the girl went into the spaceship and they got married!

  2. dan, age 15, from England

    the bottom of the moddle look like elephant and can see there stork and ears and mouth

  3. Chad Jackman, age 13, from USA

    The question said what super powers would you like to have.
    If I had super powers I would have to pick regeneration, strength ,and agility. For example Wolverine, Flash, Juggernaut

  4. Paige Cahoon, age 13, from United States

    This art work it looks like a chocolate factory exploded into an abstract sculpture. In the bottom it looks like a bat wing was glued on each side. It is like a chocolate brown color and in very dull colored. It also looks as if it is part of a transforming robot. This is called “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” I wonder if this is what artwork looks like on a different planet. Maybe someone went to the moon and made this sculpture and then because there is no gravity it spread all over the place. In some places it looks like a plum was stuck in some spots to make it like a round pocket.
    It also looks like a body with no head with a fan blowing. This sculpture looks as though it is on cinder blocks piled on a plank of wood.

  5. jake, age 7, from England

    the model was there. It’s brown pine color and the swaving curves – ooh i wanted it for myself. But i didn’t.

  6. keelin, age 9, from England

    one day a to weeds got tangled up so they died.

  7. Sally, age 14, from UK

    “This armour was worn by my great great great great grandfather in the Nortarianna war” Exclaimed Lady Luxembourgh – Smith. “He was a very strong and powerful man – as you can imagine.”
    “Yes … I’m sure he was… but I have to leave… It’s getting late” Replied the Duchess, ” See you on Saturday for the Grand Banquet!” She continued.

    “Dorothy! Let me finish. As I was saying he was such a strong and powerful man, that he frightnened off every single enemy soldier, and he won the battle!”

    “Yes… fasinating, but I have to go. Goodbye!”

    “But! Don’t worry, at least I aprieciate history.”

  8. Red Chan, age 10, from UK

    The man fought his way through the storm.

  9. Ash, age 9, from UK

    Upon the vast wasteland hills stood a lone warrior left behind to suffer in these empty lands. But he did not give in he tread the vast areas with hope in his soul longing to get home. On his way he came across an oasis and stopped for a drink. Then a huge sandstorm almost froze him and he stayed there forever

  10. Tom, age 8, from UK

    it was monday morning , when i wake up ,i was alone in the desert. then i start to walk and walk then i got thursty. then saw a big river, so i went there and had a drink .after i had my drink , i started my walk.., it was so hot. then i sensed a big place, i went in it and it was my area. when i went to my house i looked at the mirror” ahhhh i’am black, so then i lived with my black face.

  11. lauren, age 10, from England

    1990 in the middle of scotland people visited the golfing championship taking part in the finals were tiger woods colin montgomery and James Wade, it was coming to an end it was my fathers turn (James Wade) i was feeling very anxious my hands were sweating and my heart was throbbing out my chest if he puts this hole he wins he got in to position, the crowd thurned silent now for the moment of truth, he grips his club and concontrates HARD he leand forward lifts his club and …WHACK!!!! the ball flys through the air and pop the crowd cheers and screams as the ball flew in th the hole, dad went to recive his tropohy and i push past the police men and sprint to my dad i wrap my arms around him as he lifts me up in the air , i wave and the croud cheers i say to dad i am so proud. the next month after all the news paper reporters had found somthing else intresting to report about dad sends his trophie to forme uniche della conyinuits nello and he renames it to the Umberto Boccioni.

  12. JARED, age 10, from MALAYSIA

    ONE DAY,JARED WAS ON HIS WAY TO THE GROCERY SHOP WHEN SUDDENLY HE FOUND A WEIRD STATUE IN THE BUSHES.HE PICKED IT UP AND LOOK AT IT.IT LOOKED LIKE………..?THEN HE SUDDENLY KNEW THAT IT WAS FROM THE MUESUEM NEARBY.HE RAN TO THE MUSUEM AS FAST AS HE CAN.HE GAVE IT TO THE MANAGER THERE.THE MANAGER THANKED HIM BY GIVING A PRESENT.BUT,HE…….TOOK IT!!!!!HE WENT OUTSIDE AND SCREAM AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS”YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!”.A MAN SAW HIM AND SAID ”SHUT UP”.”WHAT”,SAID JARED.HE RAN TO A PLACE AND OPEN UP THE PRESENT.” IT WAS A….A….A PIECE OF WHITE PAPER”.”I GOT THIS SORE THROAT FOR NOTHING”.”UGH”,SAID JARED AND THROW THE PRESENT INTO THE BIN.THE END.

  13. susan, age 34, from belgium

    this has a lot to its this is made by real amber and has been around for years and for years to come i love the way this is set out its beutiful and my favourite orniment ever i will soon have this on my shelf at home and it will go wid my fire place mwhahahahahah

  14. josh, age 13, from england

    this is a unusual piece of art it looks to be made of metal and been twisted. the man who did this piece of art must have been very strange