TRILLUCI

Aerial movement - TRILLUCI
Aerial movement (Trilluci)

TRILLUCI, alias Umberto Maganzini (Riva del Garda 1894 – Florence 1965)

Futurist painter and poet, he used to define himself, as he wrote in his business cards «Umberto Maganzini Trilluci Intuista-Futurista».
He attended the Royal Elisabettina School in Rovereto, having Luigi Comel and Luigi Ratini as teachers. After graduation he continued his studies in Rome, where he enrolled at the Faculty of Engineering, but the influence of Fortunato Depero, met in 1913, imposed itself on his choices, leading him to attend the Academy of Fine Arts. He exhibited with Depero in 1916 and the same year Umberto Boccioni visited his studio encouraging his research on "modern plastic". Between 1915 and 1917 Umberto Maganzini, assuming the pseudonym of Trilluci, moved between Rome and Florence, where he came into contact with the artists of "Italia Futurista". In the magazine he published two theatrical syntheses and some free-language studies. In 1918 he volunteered with the name of Ezio Forti in the Alpine Regiment. After a short period he returned to Florence and, later, to Rome to enroll in the Faculty of Mathematics. Between 1921 and 1922 he took part in the Futurist Collective Exhibition in Prague, Berlin, Düsseldorf. In 1930 it took place his first solo exhibition at the Casa d'Arte Bragaglia in Rome. He was friend of the exponents of the Italian culture of the moment: Mario Rivosecchi, Mario La Cava, Ernesto Bonaiuti and Valerio Mariani. At the end of the 1930s he worked as an assistant to the artist Socrate at the Liceo Artistico in Rome. In 1942 he was again at war as a volunteer. In 1949 he took part in the Roman Quadriennale. His artistic evolution passes through the Futurist experience, to the elaboration of the historical avant-gardes, resulting in a return to figuration.