IL FUTURISMO DI GINNA E CORRA
La redazione de «L’Italia futurista»: Remo Chiti, Neri Nannetti, Bruno Corra, Emilio Settimelli, Arnaldo Ginna, Maria Ginnanni, Trilluci, F.T. Marinetti. Fotografia di Nunes Vais, 1919.
Ginna - Nevrastenia, 1908
Ginna – Accordo cromatico, 1909
Ginna – Risveglio a finestra aperta, 1909
Ginna – Musica della danza, 1913
Ginna – Autunno, 1925
Ginna e Corra – I libri, Marinetti e Verdone
Emilio Notte - Ritratto di Ginna, 1916
Rivista “L'ITALIA FUTURISTA", 1916-1918
The brothers Arnaldo and Bruno Ginanni Corradini are among the most representative figures of 20th century Italian and European art. As leading exponents of the first wave of Futurism, their personalities were complex and multifaceted. Christened by Giacomo Balla ahead of their time, the first was named Ginna (by combining Ginanni and gymnastics) and the other Corra (by combining Corradini and running).
The brothers were central figures in the editorial staff of ‘L’Italia Futurista’, one of the most important Futurist magazines of the time. L’Italia Futurista, printed in Florence during the period of June 1916 -February 1918 and characterized by a unique graphic look, contained numerous beautiful articles using the ‘words in freedom’ literary style. Many intellectuals, philosophers and scientists made important contributions to visual arts and literature as well as to music, poetry, photography, furniture design, journalism, cinema and theatre, in constant search of a oneness in the art form that would lead to a new expression of art, namely the ‘Art of the Future’.
100 years on, the brothers Riccardo and Stefano Ginanni Corradini, grandchildren of the two futurist brothers, now wish to make known the genius and creativity of the two futurists, Ginna and Corra, starting from the efforts made over time, by their mother Federica Venanzio, who was the wife of Stanislao Ginanni Corradini, the latter Arnaldo Ginna’s only son.
As part of the quest to increase awareness of the two futurist brothers Ginna and Corra, a number of artworks were donated to the Vatican Museums, including the ‘Neurasthenia’ of 1908, and the “Archive of Writings and Photos, granted to the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art” and born out of Paul VI’s desire to restore dialogue between the Church and contemporary culture.
In particular, the “FuturNews” page aims to recount, through the words of their grandchildren Riccardo and Stefano, the unusual aspects of both the life and art of Ginna and Corra, whilst collecting unknown anecdotes, conventions, exhibitions and various other studies that have been conducted by critics and curators alike, concerning the brothers Arnaldo Ginna and Bruno Corra, since the early 20th century. For more information, and to submit your contributions on the life and works of Ginna and Corra, please write to the editorial staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The editors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to select and publish any contributions sent in by third parties.