the new colossus
This piece captures a single moment within a high-speed action in relation to the human figure. Boccioni’s mechanical human figure encapsulated the ideal modern person. It’s both intimidating and exciting to observe this cold but active mutant of the humane and the machine. Especially in relationship to other futurists and modernists work such as Marcel Duchamp's, Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912. Raising questions about human’s historical and future interactions with machines.