Futurism and the Futurist Hall
Futurism is an openly revolutionary and clearly anti-bourgeois art movement that arose in the early 20th century.
On 20 February 1909, the Manifesto of Futurism appeared in the Parisian pages of Figaro for the first time. The themes around which the art movement founded by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti revolved, emerged: dynamism, speed, faith in industrial progress, and intention of involving every art form, from theatre to painting, from architecture to poetry and music.
Artists such as Alfredo Ambrosi, Piero Anselmi, Bruno and Tullio Aschieri show how alive was the art movement in Verona, whose ties with the Scaliger city intensified with the presence of Umberto Boccioni, who died near Verona, at La Sorte al Chievo, in 1916.
One of the most important landmarks of the Veronese futurism is certainly the Futurist Room, located under L'Olivo 1939. The room, located on the lower floor of the restaurant, was meticulously restored and opened to the public in winter 2016.
In it, it is possible to admire the painting cycle created by the Veronese futurist painters Albino Siviero Verossì and Amos Ernesto Tomba, with verses by the poet Giuseppe Barni.
The cycle depicts the highlights of Romeo and Juliet's love story and tells of a fascinating Verona at the turn of the 20th century, when art and culture were at the centre of the city life.