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The Cover
September 17, 2003

Dynamism of a Soccer Player (Dinamismo di un footballer

Author Affiliations
 

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(11):1422. doi:10.1001/jama.290.11.1422

Not long after Picasso and Braque had shocked Paris with a radically new style of painting christened Cubism, for the fragmented forms that critics saw as "little cubes," another group of artists, this time in Italy, was formulating an even more radical concept: Futurism. The movement was originally literary, but it was soon adopted officially by the visual artists and applied to painting, sculpture, photography, even architecture. If Cubism was the artist's attempt to see and portray all sides of an object simultaneously, that is, to portray not only those surfaces immediately visible to the artist, but also those not visible unless the artist were to move either himself or the object, Futurism went further: its goal was to portray not only the object in all its seen and unseen aspects, but to portray the motion of the object as well. Cubism had to do with the simultaneity of space, Futurism with the simultaneity of time.

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